The IP address of the device (for example the cable modem), that is used to connect to the web is recorded each time a file is accessed.
The IP address of the device you are using to view this webpage is:
Internet Protocol (IP) is a scheme for assigning a unique identifier to all devices connected to the internet.
‘Devices’ include computers, servers, printers, PDA’s and modems.
Each device is assigned, and can be identified by, a unique address; a series of numbers (not dissimilar to a phone number).
For example, the IP address of the server that hosts the Motive website is:
An IP address can also be entered using a more ‘human’ equivalent, a domain name.
If a domain name has been assigned, a domain name system server (DNS server) matches the domain name with the corresponding IP address to ‘find’ the device.
Assigning a domain name to an IP address is optional.