Your IP Address:

Not sure what that means?

Your IP address is a unique number that is assigned to a specific device that is connecting to the Internet. ‘IP’ stands for Internet Protocol, which is a set of rules that dictates how various devices communicate with each other throughout the world over the Internet. Just as giving someone your home address allows them to send you a postcard that will (usually) find it’s way your mailbox, an IP Address allows other devices to find your device in the cloud and (usually) send data back and forth.

Because of how the IP address is formatted, there are quite literally billions of possible addresses that can be assigned to devices around the world. Even still, this won’t be sufficient in the future and the transition to a new standard, IPv6, is already underway.