What is an Internet Protocol (IP) address?

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers, separated by periods, that is assigned to each device on a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. 

There are two standards for IP addresses, which are differentiated by the address' bit capacity:
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

IP addresses are also segmented into two types:

  • Dynamic IP addresses
  • Static IP addresses




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