I'd be glad if someone could tell me how numbers like "126.96.36.199.6" are read (pronounced)? "Two dot three dot four..." or "two three four" or maybe "two point three point four"?
The generally accepted and correct pronunciation of 188.8.131.52.6 would be:
The term point comes from full point as used as a punctuation mark or full stop. From Oxford English Dictionary (OED):