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Questions & Answers
What is an IP address?
IP address (or Internet Protocol address) is a numerical address of your device network connection. Basically, it's a set of rules that serves as a way of your device identification on the internet.
How IP addresses work?
You can compare Internet Protocol to postal services in the real-world. A postal code is an identifier for mail routing. And, in very simple words, IP address is a digital postal code for internet traffic routing. Every device, website and network server have an IP address.
How an IP address looks like?
There are 2 common standards for IP address: IPv4 (IP Version 4) and IPv6 (IP Version 6) that is aimed at replacing IPv4 in the future.
IPv4 address uses 32 binary bits and contains from 4 to 12 digits, 4 numbers separated by
Examples: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
IPv6 address uses 128 binary bits and can contain up to 45 characters (8 groups of 4 hexadecimal
digits separated by 6 colons). Groups with all zeros can be shortened for the simplicity of the
Example: 2001:4860:4860::8888 (expanded – 2001:4860:4860:0000:0000:0000:0000:8888)
What information someone can get from my IP address?
Here you can find out how much information you can get from an IP address.