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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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IPv4 Pricing

Since the inception of the IPv4 Market, there has been speculation about how high the price of IPv4 addresses will go. Our price chart shows how the market reached a plateau at $15 per IP for several months in 2017, but then accelerated rapidly to $18 per IP.  It is possible that another plateau will...
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IPv4 Large Block Transfers

In our February 2018 blog we looked at the large spike in IPv4 transfer volume in the 4th quarter of 2017.  It became clear that the spike was mostly due to a high number of large block transfers.  To dive into this deeper, we extracted data from the RIPE, ARIN and APNIC transfer logs to...
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IPv4 Transfer Markets Soar in 4th Quarter 2017

The IPv4 transfer market experienced a huge spike in the last quarter of 2017.  By the end of September (Q1 to Q3) a total of 23.0 million IPs had been transferred.  The final number of IPs transferred in 2017 equaled 65.5 million, which means there were 42.5 million IPs transferred in the fourth quarter alone,...
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