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My ISP recently added static IP as a free option. I can get one static IP on my account. This is for my home network. I sometimes host game servers, but it seems my dynamic IP hasn't changed in a month anyways. Is there any reason not to get the static IP?
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They are a limited resource wink.gif

Only take one if you need one smile.gif
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No reason not to get a static if it's free. I pay for the top end service from my ISP and that comes with a static IP as well. Having a static IP is brilliant for hosting game servers, as you can just memorise it as it never changes. The fact your dynamic IP hasn't changed for a month is nothing to rely on, it will change, sooner or later, and usually at the most annoying moment.

Edit: The only reason not to have a static IP is if you should happen to engage in naughty internet actions which this website does not condone. Assuming you are a good boy, then carry on and get it.
Edited by allikat - 8/26/12 at 12:16am
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Static IPs are largely pointless for home users these days (even those who host servers like yourself) thanks to services like dyndns. However, if it's free, then I'd definitely take it.
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Edit: The only reason not to have a static IP is if you should happen to engage in naughty internet actions which this website does not condone. Assuming you are a good boy, then carry on and get it.
Having a dynamic or static IP doesn't make the slightest bit of difference here. In either case, the prosecutor will just contact your ISP for your home address.
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Get it, can't argue with the cost smile.gif
    
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Agreed if you can get it, it doesn't hurt smile.gif
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