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Buying a static IP address

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My isp package does not sell ip addreses so i AM LOATHED to go through the process of switching adsl providers so i was wondering if there is anywhere that I can buy a static ip address that is not through my isp ?

(dynamic dns is not an option for me)
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by:arahming
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not really but you can use systems like http://dyndns.com/
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I don't believe that is possible (Correct me if i'm wrong).  But with your current isp, you are handed a dynamic ip address which is how you connect to the internet.  If you were to "purchase" a static ip address, there wouldn't be a way for you to connect to your current isp, because you would be bypassing their address.

So I suppose you could look around for other ISP's.  There is always the satellite route, although it may be a little expensive XD.

Also, I know that you said that you didn't really want to go the dymanic dns route, but as posted above dyndns.org is great! It is a lot cheaper as well.  Most linksys routers also have a built in feature that will update your dynamic ip address with their dns records.  Otherwise what you would do is set up a script that would automatically update your ip with them.
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RIPE (http://www.ripe.net/) can allocate (i.e. you can buy) static IP Address pool to you but it is possible only if you want atleast 256 addresses. If this is not your requirement then you do not have much choice, I am afraid, but go through your ISP with all the issues as highlighted by dear fellow: bswinnerton.
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Also to add to my above comment, if at all you are able to buy IPs from RIPE, you will need to convince your new ISP to route your IP pool through their network which they normally agree to.
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So which ISP is the best one to use ?
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AT&T gives one free static with burchase

it matters where you are located I use bellsouth becuase all the cooper belongs to them anyways
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