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IP Address Prices | The Beginning

IPv4 Market Group has been in business since 2011, and thus has extensive experience and expertise in IPv4 pricing. Our company president, Sandra Brown, was previously the Director of Engineering at Nortel, where she arranged the first publicized commercial IPv4 transfer from Nortel to Microsoft in 2011. Prices at that time were at the $11-12 / IP range for large blocks. After 2011, as the market established, prices fell, going as low as $5 USD per IP, before beginning a steady climb.

IPv4 Prices | Our Experience

IPv4 Market Group is an IP broker that facilitates the transfer of IP address blocks from IPv4 sellers to IPv4 buyers.

  • 630 - IPv4 transactions completed by IPv4 Market Group
  • 125 of these were /16 or larger transactions completed
  • These 630 transactions moved 32.8 Million IPs transferred since 2011
  • The value of these 39 million IPs was over $450 Million USD in IPs sold
  • Listed broker in RIPE, ARIN and APNIC regions

Since the inception of the IPv4 market, there has been speculation about how high the price of IPv4 addresses will go. Our price chart below demonstrates the fluctuations of the IP address marketplace over the years:

Price variations over time and by deal size

You can observe how the market reached a plateau at $15 per IP for several months in 2017, but then accelerated rapidly to $18 per IP. A new plateau at $20 per IP was reached between March and December of 2019, but prices since the start of 2020 have again started to climb.

Global Size of the IPv4 Market Place

Number of IPs transferred each year

The chart above shows the IPs transferred through the RIR’s on a global basis. Total volume is driven by large transfers, consisting of /12s and larger. This has plateaued at almost 70 million IPs transferred each year from 2017 to 2019.

Current Prices

IPv4 transactions are often conducted in US Dollars but can be transacted in Euros, GBP, Canadian dollars, or other currencies, when appropriate.

The most recent prices we have seen in the IPv4 marketplace are:

/18, /19 and /20 /21 /22 /23 and /24
$23+ USD per IP $24 USD per IP $25 USD per IP $30 USD per IP

If you’re an IP buyer or seller, count on IPv4 Market Group to lead you through your IPv4 transfer using our standardized process. We help businesses by using our template contracts, which saves you time and money. We are an expert IPv4 broker that provides useful guidance and fiduciary escrow services that ultimately bring confidence of success to your IPv4 transfer. We are registered with American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) to help our customers in these regions.

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