<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 a proxy?

A proxy essentially acts as an intermediary - internet traffic is routed from your device to the proxy and from the proxy to your ultimate destination. Let's say you're visiting a website using a proxy. The proxy can hide your ip address, so that the website only sees the proxy's IP and not yours. It's important to pick the right proxy. Some proxies do pass on your IP information to the ultimate destination.