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Static IP Address

A static IP address is a permanent network address for a computer. With a static IP address, you can register a unique host name, which may be required for certain applications or systems including servers and printers. A unique host name also allows you to use that system to provide computing services to others. In contrast to automatically assigned dynamic (DHCP) IP addresses, static IP addresses must be requested.

IP Address Requirements

Static IP addresses are issued only to University faculty and staff; requests are reviewed based on need. 

Requests require the following: 

  • A brief description of the services or content being accessed or provided
  • The physical location of the system
  • The principal technical and administrative contact

To request a static IP address, contact the IT Service Desk at 978-934-4357 or email