Frank MiuccioIT Director
Samantha CloseAlex ForbessJin HuangJillian KwongWilliam McClainLin ZhangEditorial Research Staff
With the numerous computers and devices out there, this limits the addresses available for every computer, mobile device or service provider in the future. The IPv6 uses 128 binary to make a set of numbers that will serve an IP configuration. With the IPv6, the number of unique combinations is nearly limitless and will last centuries.
There are several types of IP addresses. The dynamic version is not permanent and is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider every time you log on into the Internet. ISPs use this type as it is more cost effective and allows them to serve more subscribers. Static IP addresses on the other hand are permanent.