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Shared IP address Attention:

This IP address, (IP address appears here), is registered to a business or corporation and may be shared by multiple users. If the company uses proxy servers, this IP address may represent many users at many physical computers.

For this reason, a message intended for one person may be received by another. Similarly, an innocent user may be blocked for another user's vandalism. If you are editing from this address and are frustrated by irrelevant messages, you can avoid them by creating an account for yourself. In some cases you may temporarily be unable to create an account due to efforts to deal with vandalism; if so, please read our advice on this situation.

Caution should be used when blocking this IP or reverting its contributions without checking - if a block is needed, administrators should consider a soft block with the template {{anonblock|optional comment}} as the block reason.

Clockimportant.svg Note: In the event of persistent vandalism, anonymous editing may be disabled. Abuse reports may also be forwarded to your company for investigation.
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This template can be transcluded onto the user talk page of any IP address belonging to a corporation or business. It is not designed for IPs where another shared template (such as {{ISP}}) would serve a better purpose. It provides a warning notice to editors and users from the IP, and categorizes pages to Category:Shared IP addresses.

Usage[change source]

{{Shared IP corp|name of company|contact information|host=optional.hostname}}

The second parameter can be used to specify an e-mail address or role account to which abuse reports can be sent. Use this parameter only if the institution has specifically requested that it be added. To prevent excessive clutter on the user talk page, and to make future changes easier, this template should NOT be subst:ed. The parameter for hostname is optional.

Other templates[change source]

  • {{SharedIP}} is a general version for use with non-educational establishments
  • {{SchoolIP}} is a version for use with educational institutions
  • {{anonblock}}, where editing by unregistered users may be currently disabled
  • {{schoolblock}}, where anonymous editing is disabled due to persistent vandalism