Solved Ip Addresses and GEO location

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Mcdonels

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Good Monring,

I enquired about a course a few years ago which has a quite a substantial monetary value to enrol in which I never proceeded with. The training provided has recorded that I accepted the contract and have recorded my IP address has proof.

I have googled the ip Address and the location is Brisbane I am in Far north QLD, can anyone explain how IP addresses work and if there is a site or a way I can track the IP address??
 

cwwozniak

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If you have a residential Internet connection, your Public IP address would show up as registered to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). It would be one of one or more large blocks of Public IP addresses assigned to them by APNIC. Your ISP may have their central office and main routers located in Brisbane and hence Brisbane showing up as the location of the IP address.

Most ISP have more customers than they do Public IP address. They do this with the expectation that not all of their residential customers will be connected at the same time. When you connect to your ISP, they use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to assign or lease an available Public IP address to you for a given maximum amount of time. This could be for a few hours or a few days. If you disconnect or reach the end of the lease period, that address would be available for another customer to use or the ISP could renew the lease for the same address if you are still connected.

Only your ISP knows which customer account is associated with a given Public IP address at any given time. You would need to check your ISP's privacy policies to determine how long they keep such records and to whom they will divulge that information and under what circumstances.
 
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