|For the OP's sake, I hope this is just a case of using the wrong word and he actually bought a public IP as vs. a private one.|
Post the IP you received but put x's in the last octet. Something like:
Then we can confirm whether or not it's a public, or private, IP and advise you on how to get setup using it.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.