Aug 30, 2002
Hello Everyone,

Currently we do not use our &IP Function& since we only have one (1) IP assigned to the server. Can someone please tell in what situations would require the user on the other end to request for a static IP? or what advantage will the user have if they have their own IP address versus a shared IP?

Best Regards,


Website Rob

Well-Known Member
Mar 23, 2002
Alberta, Canada
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Root Administrator
You bring up a good point, Shawn, and I hope lots of our experienced Members chime in on this one. (how do you get by, though, with just one IP for the Server??? Is not 2 at the very least, the norm?)

A Dedicated IP for SSL is a definite must. Other benefits though;

Better for Search Engines
- if using a Shared IP and someone else uses it gets blacklisted by them, the Domain &and& IP are usually blacklisted. That means you too! ouch

Staying off Spam List
- nowdays most Spam lists (like SPEWS) just go by IP. Same as SE's in that, if the shared IP is Spam-listed and it's a shared IP you are using as well -- double ouch.

Better Email Service
- [color=teal:324ef3e7a3]RFC1912 2.1[/color:324ef3e7a3] says you should have a reverse DNS (PTR) for all your mail servers. It is strongly urged that you have them, as many mailservers will not accept mail from mailservers with no reverse DNS entry.

Those are three I can think of, although the (PTR) is a bit over my head at the moment. Any comments on that would be appreciated also.