IP Address

Abbreviation of Internet Protocol Address. IPv4 is the original IP Address naming convention and typically shows IP Addresses as 4 numbers separated by periods (127.0.0.1). IPv6, which was created when IPv4 addresses started getting depleted, are typically represented as 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits (2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334)