why do some isp's charge extra for a static addres

  pcgal 23:36 23 Nov 2003


My friend has a static ISP I.P address and I have a dynamic.

Why do some ISP's charge extra for static. I prefer my address to change each time I reboot for privacy reasons but I just cant see the advantage of static I.P over the internet.

Can anyone cast their wisdom....thanks

  Ironman556 23:44 23 Nov 2003

it's because you can use you PC as a server if it has a static IP, you can then assign a domain name and host a website from your PC. There's probably more to it than that, but that's my simple explanation.

  pcgal 23:50 23 Nov 2003

that'll do me ironman thanks.

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