Your public IP address (188.8.131.52) is the IP address that is logged by various Servers/Devices when you connect to them through your Internet connection. Typically, if someone talks about an "IP Address" they are referring to your public, not private, IP address. This is the same IP address that we show on our website.
IP address is a unique number specified as 4 integer octets ranging from 0 to 255 each. The IP address's four octets are separated by periods.
IP addresses are typically allocated in country-based blocks. There are several organizations responsible for maintaining IP addresses allocations. ARIN
(American Registry for Internet Numbers) is responsible for IP addresses allocation in Americas and Africa. Some of the others are RIPE