maybe I've missed something here -- perhaps you guys who work in I.T can't see the woods for the trees in this instance.
(Only concerned with PRIVATE - non work related stuff here).
You have router X which connects to your ISP so you get Internet connection
Your browser says I want to look at site xxx.yy.zzz
surely it's the ISP's DNS stuff that should get you from site xxx.yy.zzz to the actual physical address whether it's IPV4 / IPV6 or IPV 999_man_and_his_dog.
The end user doesn't have to worry or care a stiff. The ISP after DNS translation will send the web page back to the requester.
Have I missed something here or are the I.T guys trying to build up "Ivory Towers" hoping on people's ignorance to land nice fat lucrative contracts. I remember similar nonsense at the W2K Millennium which passed off without planes falling out of the sky etc.
I know network's aren't that easy but for individuals here I can't for the life of me understand what the problem is.
I could technically on my router have an IP address of say 1 (never mind the other digits )
so long as I can connect with my ISP and pass it as a parameter the WWW address of the web site the DNS servers on the ISP should be able to resolve whatever I need to access the site (IPV4 / IPV6 or IPV_9 million and one) and return me the web page.
What have I missed here -- I'm a simple Engineer not an I.T specialist.