IP addresses

up:: The Internet MOC “IP” stands for internet protocol. IP addresses are numbers that computers use to find one another. Each device connected to the internet has an IP.

For example, an IP address for vox.com is

IPv4 and IPv6

IPv4 provides only around 4 billion addresses. That number is nearly exhausted today.

IPv6 however has 39 digit long addresses ensuring that we’ll never run out of combinations.