<WhatIsMyIp.Host> (What is my IP)

What is an IP address? How do I perform an IP address lookup? How does my device get assigned an IP address? How do I hide my IP address? What is a proxy? What is the difference between my IP 4 and IP 6 address? What is a public IP address? What is a private IP address?
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How does my device get assigned an IP address?

When you connect to the internet, your internet provider (wireless carrier, local internet service provider, etc) assigns you an IP address. Certain internet providers assign a static ip address, meaning that your IP address will remain the same across subsequent internet sessions. Other internet providers assign dynamic ip addresses, which means your IP address may change each time you connect.