IPv4 Market Group is often asked how long it will be in business, will the conversion from IPv4 to IPv6 take away our business, and what is the longevity of IPv4 trading. It is our belief that dual stack will be in play for a long time, even with the increasing implementation of IPv6. IPv4 Market Group expects to be trading IPv4 numbers for at least the next 20 years.
In order to ensure business continuity and growth, companies need to invest in the appropriate, IPv6 compatible networks, services, and products. There are 340 trillion, trillion, trillion unique IPv6 addresses. The conversion will be important to a company’s business model for a significant length of time. Our function is to support IPv4 to IPv6 conversion strategies by providing the IPv4 addresses needed to run dual stack, by supplementing IPv4 supplies, and by trading IPv4 addresses that companies no longer need.
There is no end in sight for the IPv4 market. IPv6 adoption is not very significant by any measurement at this time. The percentage of users that access Google over IPv6 is approximately 12% as of June 2016 (click here to read more). The World IPv6 Launch organization presents that only 18% of the top 1000 websites are accessible using IPv6 as of June 2016 (click here to read more). The AMS Internet Exchange sees an average of about 1.5% of traffic through the exchange on IPv6 (click here to read more). This surely implies an IPv4 market which may last at least 10 more years.
IPv4 Market Group is a market maker that matches IPv4 buyers and sellers and works in conjunction with the Regional Internet Registries. The only way that IPv4 addresses will be accessible after depletion will be via inter-company sales, and we help to ensure an efficient market.