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The Incredible Size of the IPv4 Transfer Market

In recent blogs on  IPv4 Price Trends and IPv4 Transfer Market Volumes, we have introduced the topic of IPv4 market sizing.  It is clear to us that the number of IPs transferred is driven by large transfers from the holders of /8 blocks.  In this blog, we are going to assess the potential future size...
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IPv4 Transfer Volumes

IPv4 Market Group’s analysis on the IPv4 transfer market is that transfers have held steady in 2018 from 2017.  IPv4 transfers were almost equal to what they were in 2017, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1.  IPv4 Transfers by Year Let’s make a few observations.  The total volume of transfers in both years were...
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A Brief History of IPv4

A Brief History of IPv4 Late 1960s The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was a project which began in the Pentagon.  In 1969, ARPANET developed packet switching. What would follow from these experiments was the development of the initial protocols which would define the internet, including  TCP/IP, packet switching, and email developments.   1973...
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IPv4 Transfer Market Volumes

We thought we would take a look at IPv4 transfer volume at the mid-year point of 2018.  We found that transfers continue to be significant across the three main regions, especially RIPE and ARIN.  RIPE continues to have the highest number of IPv4 transfers, as shown in the chart below. ARIN has less than half...
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