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This template can be transcluded onto the user talk page of any IP address. It provides information about the origin and use of the IP address. To prevent excessive clutter on the user talk page and to make future changes easier, please do not subst: this template. Please do not use this template on the talk pages of evidently good-faith constructive IP users, since its wording could be misunderstood as implying the IP's edits are problematic.

Restoration of this template is not exempt from the edit warring policy, and editors who repeatedly restore it may be blocked to prevent further disruption.


{{Whois|name of institution}}

Note that unlike many similar templates of this type, Whois does not currently support the host= parameter.

See also

Category Template Notes
Educational institutions {{Shared IP edu| <name>| <host>}} Including schools, colleges and universities.
Public institutions {{Shared IP address (public)| <name>| <host>}} Such as libraries.
Governmental source {{Shared IP gov| <name>| <host>}} Government sources, including departments and agencies at all levels.
Non-ISP businesses {{Shared IP corp| <name>| <host>}}
Non-shared static IPs {{Whois| <registration info>}} Such as Road Runner Residential.
Shared static IPs {{Static IP| <name>| <host>}}
ISP known to generate Dynamic IPs {{Dynamic IP|organization| <name>| <host>}} Such as AOL.
Mobile carrier {{Mobile IP| <name>| <host>}} Such as Telstra Mobile.
Internet service providers {{ISP| <name>| <host>}} Such as Cox Communications, HughesNet. The ISP's name will usually be obvious as to whether or not they are ISPs, or you may wish to search to see if there is a relevant Wikipedia article, and then read the information there to see how it is defined.
Other type of non-ISP organization which may plausibly have shared IPs {{Shared IP| <name>| <host>}}
Miscellaneous and other uses {{whois| <registration info>}}

Special cases
IP addresses operated by SingNet {{SingNet}}
IP addresses operated by IBM {{IBM IP}}
Toolserver IP addresses {{Toolserver IP| <server>| <type>}}
Wikimedia Foundation IP addresses {{WMF IP}}
IP addresses operated by the London Grid for Learning {{SharedIP-LGL}}