I am trying to purchase a domain name that I want and the person says that it's expensive because it comes with a IP address. I have never heard of this. What exactly is a dedicated IP? What are they good for? What would be a reasonable price for a domain and a dedicated IP?
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A dedicated IP is static IP that is routable, and it used on the Internet to find your services, like a web site. Your DNS entry will point to that static IP. Often the term dedicated is associated with a service like Amazon's server instances, or your web hosting company giving you a dedicated IP address rather than sharing one for multiple web sites.