Published on October 5th, 2017
Your organization has monetary potential in its unused IPv4 addresses. This is an unusual opportunity for you to generate revenue.
The IPv4 Transfer Market is an after-market IPv4 transfer mechanism. It creates financial incentive for entities to sell their unused IPv4 addresses, or efficiently renumber IPv4 blocks to free up excess inventory and sell it to those in need. ARIN, RIPE, and APNIC all actively participate in and support the IPv4 Transfer Market.
IPv4 Market Group has helped more than 120 entities monetize their IPv4 addresses in more than 340 transfers, moving greater than 25 million IPs.
Today, IPv4 prices are higher than in the past, and we have many viable offers at $13 - $14 per IP for a /19 to /16. The graph on the left shows an increase in prices over the past year, but we have observed prices already beginning to flatten out. This price flattening, combined with replacement technologies accelerating in their uptake, means there is a finite opportunity to sell IPv4 resources.
IPv6 is growing, but not at a critical mass and we continue to hear about the costs and headaches of its implementation. As long as IPv4 is the “best” and cheapest solution we will continue to see a market. This could be two to four more years. As of June 30, 17.45% of users access Google via native IPv6.
IPv4 transfer volume has already decreased last year, as shown in the graph on the left. This reduction in addresses transferred in 2016 may be a precursor to reduced demand at higher prices.
Telecom companies, internet service providers, cloud companies, and internet content providers require IPv4 addresses. Now is the opportunity for companies in possession of IPv4 resources to sell their excess holdings.
You do not need to free your entire block to sell. ARIN will be glad to break off /19s and /18s from a larger block to sell what is unused.
Our suggested next step is to meet with you on a teleconference to discuss the IPv4 addresses you would like to sell. We take compensation only when IPs are sold, so this consultation is free. Please contact us today.
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