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IPv4 Addresses: Bridging for the Future

Building for the future is always important regardless of the medium of technology. Whether it’s a bridge for the Olympics, purchase of IPv4 to accommodate growth, or IPv6 for internet traffic, preparation is key. Three Mountains Bridge, or San Shan Bridge, designed by Penda, is a feat of beauty, engineering, and function. This bridge has...
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IPv4 Addresses at NANOG

IPv4 address bartering is a relatively new activity at NANOG meetings. I find it interesting to look back at the history of NANOG, to think about the purpose of its meetings, and then to examine the overlay of IPv4 meeting topics and IPv4 trading on that purpose. NANOG’s focus is on the Technologies and Systems...
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IPv4 Pricing and Transfer Update

The ideal window of opportunity IPv4 address block transfers is after /8 addresses come to the market but before IPv6 adoption. That time is now. The supplies of IPv4 address blocks are being bought out quickly in the ARIN region, especially after the run out last July. I'm looking forward to presenting at 12:30 at...
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The Future of IPv4

I would like to start by discussing IPv4 prices. My view is that the IPv4 price curve is shaped like a hill, as illustrated in Figure 1 above. Initially, there was a large IPv4 supply, which was a period of time best for the buyer, as prices were low. As time wore on, the number of available IPs...
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