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127.0.0.1 is part of a special address block (127.0.0.0/8) that is reserved for local loopback.
See RFC 1112, section 22.214.171.124 for more information.
Queried whois.arin.net with "n 127.0.0.1"...
NetRange: 127.0.0.0 - 127.255.255.255 CIDR: 127.0.0.0/8 NetName: SPECIAL-IPV4-LOOPBACK-IANA-RESERVED NetHandle: NET-127-0-0-0-1 Parent: () NetType: IANA Special Use OriginAS: Organization: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) RegDate: Updated: 2013-08-30 Comment: Addresses starting with "127." are used when one program needs to talk to another program running on the same machine using the Internet Comment: Protocol. 127.0.0.1 is the most commonly used address and is called the "loopback" address. Comment: Comment: These addresses were assigned by the IETF, the organization that develops Internet protocols, in the Standard document, RFC 1122, which can Comment: be found here: Comment: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc1122 Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/ip/127.0.0.0 OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority OrgId: IANA Address: 12025 Waterfront Drive Address: Suite 300 City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90292 Country: US RegDate: Updated: 2012-08-31 Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/IANA OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN OrgAbuseName: ICANN OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820 OrgAbuseEmail: email@example.com OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/IANA-IP-ARIN OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN OrgTechName: ICANN OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820 OrgTechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org OrgTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/IANA-IP-ARIN
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