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IP address

IP number



Just as every website has a way to identify it (domain name), so every computer connected to the Internet also needs a way to identify it. The manner in which this is done is by a number ID system called an IP address.

An IP address is a series of four sequences of numbers separated by three dots that identify a particular computer on the Internet. For example, the IP address for the computer I'm now working on is 205.205.8.159. (Don't count the last period.) IP addresses may be static (remaining the same) or dynamic (changes each time you log on). The IP address is assigned from a list registered to each Internet Service Provider (ISP) on the Internet.




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