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Global IPv4 Transfers Declining

It has been a few months since we have commented on IPv4 transfer trends and we thought it would be interesting to determine, after transfers fell between 2015 and 2016, whether the reduction in transfers continued.  So, we ran the numbers. Noting that the 2017 data is for 9 months, and not a full year,...
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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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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 Transfer Activity Since ARIN Run Out

I thought it would be interesting to look at what is happening with IPv4 Transfer Activity since the ARIN run out. In late June, ARIN announced it would not be able to fill a request for IPv4 addresses, and for all intents and purposes, this was the start of ARIN run out. Chart 1.  Total #...
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IPv4 Seller Beware

There are a lot of reasons to perform due diligence on an IPv4 Broker.  There are the normal business reasons, like ensuring the broker is insured, can handle the currencies involved, and can deliver on the sale. However, there are some subtleties that you, as a seller should be aware of.  Some brokers just don’t...
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IPv4 Addresses for RIPE Region

IPv4 Market Group Announces the Availability of a Significant Portfolio of IPv4 Addresses for Purchase in the RIPE Region: IPv4 Market Group, a global leader in IPv4 sales, has just announced the availability of up to 2.6 million top quality IPv4 addresses for purchase in the RIPE region. The firm’s Executive Vice President for Business...
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UK IPv4 Information

On January 22, 2015, I had the honour of speaking at the UKNOF30 conference in London. I gave an update on the IPv4 transfer market in RIPE region and in the UK in particular. It was my first UKNOF meeting and I greatly enjoyed the experience. I talked about three key items: a summary of...
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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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