IP (Internet Protocol) Address

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In contrast to a URL (e.g., yahoo.com, which allows web users to easily remember the location of a web site), an IP address is a series of numbers that point to a specific location in the Internet. A DNS (domain name) server is used to convert a URL to an IP address (e.g.,  209.191.93.52), which routers and computers understand.  IP addresses are used to forward a destination request to a computer (e.g., you enter yahoo.com in your browser address field and hit return, to which a server at yahoo.com sends you a message/page back).

Also see: Wikipedia – IP address

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