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IP Addresses

Dynamic and Static IP Address Differences

Dynamic vs Static IP Address

Your IP Address Can Change without Notice. Should You Be Concerned? It’s the difference between a dynamic vs. static IP address. When you sign up with an Internet Service Provider you will either end up with a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. What’s the difference between the two? Here’s what that means.…

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What is the Domain Name System (DNS)?

DNS: The Magic that Translates Website Names into IP Addresses

Every time you visit a website, you are interacting with the largest distributed database in the world. This massive database is collectively known as the DNS, or the Domain Name System. Without it, the Internet as we know it would be unable to function. The work that the DNS does happens so seamlessly and instantaneously…

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What Is CIDR Notation?

Classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) is a set of Internet protocol (IP) standards that is used to create unique identifiers for networks and individual devices. The IP addresses allow particular information packets to be sent to specific computers. Shortly after the introduction of CIDR, technicians found it difficult to track and label IP addresses, so a…

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How to Remove an IP Address from a Blacklist

(Go to our Blacklist Check page to find out if your IP address is listed on an anti-spam database. This article explains why that happens and how to get off a blacklist.) Each blacklist database has its own criteria for flagging IP addresses and compiling its own list of online offenders. Those criteria could include…

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What is an IP Address?

Without IP Addresses, the Internet Would Disappear.

IP number. Internet address. Whatever you call it, it’s your link to the world. What? You don’t know what an IP address is used for? Don’t worry. Most of the billions of computer users don’t know either, and to tell you the truth, that’s perfectly alright. Because even though it’s your passport to the Internet,…

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Inside Secrets About IP Address Geolocation

Geolocation Accuracy

The Inside Secrets About IP Addresses and Geolocation Should you worry about being tracked? We’re all familiar with the cartoon, “Where’s Waldo?” As you know, it’s not always easy to find the character in the red and white striped shirt, glasses and ski cap. Using top-tier geolocation, authorities can track down Waldo the instant he’s…

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