An IPAddress is the equivalent of a telephone number on the Internet, and is used for routing data from one device to another anywhere in the world. IP version 4 addresses consist of 4 decimal numbers separated by dots (e.g., whereas in IP version 6 they consist of up to 8 hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. One or more consecutive zero fields are represented by a double colon, e.g. 2a00:1450:400e:810::200e