Template:SharedIPCORP

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Shared IP address Welcome to Wikipedia, company user! Please note the following:

This IP address, (IP address appears here), is registered to a business or corporation and may be shared by many different people. If this company uses proxy servers, this IP address may be used many people at different computers, all working for the company who owns the servers, even if they work in different places. Because of this, a message meant for one person may be read by another, often someone who has not done anything wrong, and a block of this IP address will mean that everyone using this address will not be able to change Wikipedia.

If you are making changes from this address and are getting messages that are not for you, you can avoid this by creating your own account. If you cannot do this, it most likely means that doing so has been stopped so that other users cannot make any bad changes. You will then have to make an account at home and log in with it here.


Please think before blocking this IP or undoing its changes - if a block is needed, admins should consider a soft block with the code {{anonblock|optional comment}} as the block reason.

Clockimportant.svg Note: If too many disruptive changes are made using this IP address, making changes without an account may be disabled. Abuse reports may also be forwarded to your company.
Feed-icon.svg Company staff who want to monitor this IP address for disruptive changes can subscribe to a web feed of this page in either RSS or Atom format.
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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