If you have the following internet services, you may be required to have a static IP address:
- Website hosting
- Video conferencing
- Remote access to computers over the internet
- Access to a virtual private network (VPN)
You can get either a static or dynamic IP address as an add-on to your CenturyLink internet service.
- Static IPs do not change. They are fixed and permanently identify a specific computer.
- Dynamic IPs are IP addresses that change each time you log on to your computer and access the internet. They are invisible to the internet and ideal if you don’t need a permanent (static) IP address.
Most CenturyLink internet customers can purchase static IP addresses either singly or in blocks.