As prices go up for IPv4 address blocks, it may be a smart decision for colleges and universities to sell their unused IPv4 addresses. Since demand for IPv4 address blocks is hot, these educational institutions could leverage some additional income by selling the addresses that they no longer need.
Why are IPv4 address blocks from colleges and universities valuable? Not only are IPv4 addresses valuable in themselves (and prices are increasing), but there is credibility in the original IP addresses, which a lot of buyers like.
Colleges and universities can now take any unused space they have and bring in funding for scholarships, growth plans and other projects, helping fund the future of the institution and future generations.
A question that gets asked time and time again is, how much longer will IPv4 be around before being completely replaced with IPv6? Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer to this question. IPv6 was invented in 1996 and has made slow progress. Currently, it is growing, but IPv4 is needed for dual stack, which makes these address blocks a valuable commodity. This is why it makes sense for higher educational institutions to sell their valuable IPv4 addresses that they no longer need. It’s a good way for them to get the most out of a hot market and use those funds towards something more valuable.
A sure way to make this transaction legitimate for both sellers and buyers is to use a reputable IPv4 broker.
IPv4 Market Group has an extensive background in handling these transactions. We use a variety of resources to examine IP reputation and check for blacklisting, including our own software developed to scan a large number of IPs. If IPv4s are to be used for email, we pre-test them to make sure that they are not blocked by commonly used blacklists. It is recommended that you seek additional internal or external expertise when possible to ensure the best possible results.
However, with colleges and universities having legitimate, original IPv4 address blocks, the buyer knows they’re getting valuable address blocks and the transaction can go a lot smoother. IPv4 Market Group is your number one IPv4 broker. We are your trusted, knowledgeable experts who can help you sell your IPv4 address blocks on the global market.