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New “Lease to Own” Opportunity for IPv4 Sellers

Published on March 22nd, 2013

Lewiston, NY – IPv4 Market Group has just announced a “lease to own” product offering for IPv4 address owners seeking to sell their holdings in 2013.  This is timely means to convert IPv4 holdings to cash.

ARIN will continue to dole out the last of its 2.5 /8’s (42 million addresses) to its members into 2014, keeping the North American sales market relatively quiet.  The inter-RIR markets to Japan and Europe are still waiting to be opened.  Sales to Asia are slow as companies and countries use their stockpiled inventories and hesitate to buy at market prices.

Thus, IPv4 Market Group has partnered with a leading VPS and web hosting company to offer “lease to own” contracts to entities that wish to monetize in 2013.  The program involves leasing one or more blocks, typically in /16 multiples, at a fixed monthly rate.  The owner of the IPv4 block accumulates fixed monthly income for twelve months.  The lease contract also defines an option for the lessee to buy IPv4 addresses  at a contract price.  This guarantees the owner revenue at current market prices, enables cash flow in the current year, and protects against price drops over the next 12 months.

The “lease to own” offer is an exciting offer for new market entrants, who might otherwise have to wait several months, to a year or more, to sell IPv4 addresses.

IPv4 Market Group’s President Sandra Brown says: “The question, of course, is whether prices will rise or fall in the next 12 to 24 months.  No one has a crystal ball.  Positive influences such as access to European and Japanese markets, coupled with the ARIN runout in 2014, could cause prices to rise over time.  But, some market watchers also feel that many /8 owners plan to bring their holdings to market in the next one to two years, as they don’t want to gamble on the duration of the IPv4 market, and this could flood the market, causing prices to fall.  Thus, as with stocks, it could be unwise to try to time the market.”

The “lease to own” offer allows IPv4 owners to monetize now without attempting to time the market.

About IPv4 Market Group: IPv4 Market Group is a global leader in IPv4 for sale and IPv4 leases. The firm was founded in May of 2011.  Its President is Sandra Brown, the Nortel Director behind the first ever IPV4 transfer, a $7.5 Million sale of 660,000 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft.  She and her business partner, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Jeff Mehlenbacher, now have a very long and credible IPv4 transaction history in the ARIN, RIPE, and APNIC regions.  They can bring their IPv4 expertise to bear for any firm interested in buying or selling IP’s.

- By Sandra Brown