I have internet service and need a static IP but don’t want to get it with my ISP because I will have to rent their equipment.

Is there a way for me to get a static IP address with someone else other than my ISP?

  • Who else would you get an ip address from exactly? – Ramhound Jul 12 '16 at 19:41
  • No. you can get a static domain name, but not a static IP. that has to be provided via the ISP. – Frank Thomas Jul 12 '16 at 19:45
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    while it is technically possible in a few cases, for all intents and purposes, the answer is no. – Keltari Jul 12 '16 at 19:45
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    May be you're looking for a VPN / Proxy solution?stackoverflow.com/questions/26368161/… & quotaguard.com/static-ip – w32sh Jul 12 '16 at 19:48
  • @w32sh This should be an answer. – Giacomo1968 Jul 12 '16 at 23:04

Your ISP has a block of IP address (which is a subset of the larger block of IP address controlled by his provider).

The traffic for that block will be routed to your ISP by his upstream provider. Your ISP will than route the traffic for your IP address to you.

Your ISP's upstream provider, most likely, has an even larger upstream provider, who gave him a block of IP address and is routing his traffic to him.

Now, if you were to use an IP address that wasn't part of that hierarchy, there's no way for your traffic to get to you.


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