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    Ok, I went to register a domain and sign up for hosting and one of the questions was - do I want "static IP"

    Is this important-lol. Exactaly what do they mean.

    Thanks so much!
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    If you are going to run a mailserver that a lot of peeps will depend on, then you might need a static IP. If you are just beginning you probably won't notice the differences.

    Best to Google on the subject.

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    A Static IP address is not needed if you have your own domain name. We have thousands of customers who share the same IP.

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    Some old time SEOs still prefer to have static IPs as search engines used to ban by IP block and you could end up getting dropped because of the actions of some other idiot.

    I know a few of the smaller search engines still do this (gigablast is one, for instance) but I don't really think there is any need for a static IP now; particularly as the damn things are in such short supply and whoever controls their usage is trying to limit it.

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    Oh shoot, thanks Mark, that answers a quesion I've been wondering for two years now.<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif>

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    "static" IP does not mean that your server is not shared with others. You just get a web server that has a static IP address, instead of using DHCP. I think you still shared your server w/ others.

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    Sharing your web server doesn't mean you necessarily share your IP! You can have either your own IP or share an IP depending on the setup on the server.

    MarkyMark--so you're saying that it is true then, that Google and the other majors don't ban by IP anymore?

    [ 04-05-2002: Message edited by: Leader ]

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    I haven't seen it happen for a long time, no. Doesn't mean to say that I am 100% right, but I think the Googles of this world are well aware of the issue with IPs and are very capable of banning by domain name - which they do often. In fact, the more I think about it, the more sure I am. However, it wasn't that long ago that they were banning WPG users by IP, so they still have a little way to go in this area.

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    I read at one host that a static IP allows you to publish from frontpage before the domain name setup is complete.. if you really feel the need

    [ 04-05-2002: Message edited by: potato ]

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