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ALSO CALLED: Internet Protocol Addresses, Internet Addresses, IP Numbers
DEFINITION: What is a static IP address/dynamic IP address? A static IP address is a number (in the form of a dotted quad) that is assigned to a computer by an Internet service provider (ISP) to be its permanent address on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses to locate and talk to each other on the Internet, much the same way people use phone numbers to locate and talk to one another on the telephone. When  … 
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IP ADDRESSES DEFINITION (continued): …  you want to visit, your computer asks a domain name system (DNS) server (think telephone information operator) for the correct dotted quad number (think phone number) for and your computer uses the answer it receives to connect to the server.It would be simple if every computer that connects to the Internet could have its own static IP number, but when the Internet was first conceived, the architects didn't foresee the need for an unlimited number of IP addresses. Consequently, there are not enough IP numbers to go around. To get around that problem, many Internet … 
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