<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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What is the difference between my IP 4 and IP 6 address?

IP v 4 (IP4) and IP v 6 (IP6) are two IP address protocols. IPv4 was envisioned before the proliferation of internet connected devices and supports up to roughly 4.3 billion IP addresses. Although this might sound like a lot, it's not nearly enough given that the IP address system is used around the world. IPv6, the later version of the protocol, solves this issue and has a capacity of up to 340 undecillion ip addresses (a very very high number!).