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Internet Governance Glossary


2.20 Internet Protocol / IP

Main internetworking technical standard underlying the Internet that specifies how data is moved through it based on three principles: packet-switching, end-to-end networking, and robustness.


The IP is implemented in two versions, IPv4 and IPv6 both based on technical standards of which different implementations exist. It is often used interchangeably to the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP).