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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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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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RIPE 71 IPv4 Report

There were three presentations of interest to me at the RIPE 71 meeting in Bucharest, Romania and some interesting information from the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) updates. The first presentation was by Geoff Huston, the Chief Scientist at APNIC. He compared the IPv6 failure rate to the IPv4 failure rate. In general both are improving over...
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IPv4 Market Group Quoted by BBC on IPv4 Price Expectations

In its enlightening article on the ARIN IPv4 run out, the BBC has quoted IPv4 Market Group’s view on IPv4 price expectations. IPv4 Market Group is quoted as saying: “The ARIN depletion might spark a significant rise in prices, suggests research by the IPv4 Market Group which acts as a broker for firms with addresses...
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IPv4 Market Group on IPv6 Addresses

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...
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2014 IPv4 Market in Review

Well, another year has gone by, and ARIN has not run out of free IP’s! In my 2014 year end review, I will begin by talking about ARIN runout, summarize the transfer markets and pricing, and close with projections on the future for the transfer market. ARIN’s continuing free supply is relatively good for companies...
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IPv4 Address Lifespan

Subtitle: “Should I Sell my IPv4 addresses Now?” and “Should I Stockpile IPv4 Addresses?” Everyone wants a crystal ball to know the IPv4 address lifespan. They want to know if they will need more IPv4 addresses, and if so, should they buy them now or can they wait. If I create a simple model of...
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