IPv4 Market Group is an IP broker that facilitates the transfer of IP address blocks from IPv4 sellers to IPv4 buyers.
Since the inception of the IPv4 market, there has been speculation about how high the price of IPv4 addresses will go. We decided to split our IPv4 price analysis into two pieces: /16 and larger, and /17 and smaller.
The larger blocks show that the prices for most block sizes rose to over $50 per IP, followed by a steep decline starting mid 2023. Prices for /16s or larger may still be $43-52/IP, depending on the situation. Prices for /17s or smaller seem to be $35-42/IP. With this rapid drop in pricing, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact price at a point in time. It is unknown whether the curve has bottomed out.
The chart above shows the IPs transferred through the RIRs 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. There were a handful of large corporations receiving many transfers for large blocks in 2022 to 2023, which helps account for the spike in transfer volumes during this time.
IPv4 transactions are often conducted in US Dollars but can be transacted in Euros, GBP, Canadian dollars, or other currencies, when appropriate.
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 per IP range for large blocks. After 2011, as the market established and prices fell, going as low as $5 USD per IP, before beginning a steady climb to the IPv4 price levels we have today.
If you are an IPv4 buyer or seller, allow IPv4 Market Group to direct you through your IPv4 transfer. We match credible buyers seeking IPv4 blocks to vetted IPv4 sellers. Using our standardized processes, we help businesses by using our asset purchase agreement template, 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.