January saw very strong volume, with mixed changes in pricing.
With the start of 2020, it’s a good time to review performance of the IPv4 market over the course of 2019. Read on for our full perspective, but if you’re interested in tracking prices, we have a new transaction ticker on IPv4.Global, with a plug-in coming. Looking at data from our online marketplace, prices are off their peaks for the … Read More
AFRINIC has announced that they nearly run out of IPv4 addresses. They now have less than a /11 of address space available, or about 2 million addresses. From now on, they will allocate IP blocks no larger than /22 (1,000 IP addresses), based on whatever an applicant will use in the next eight months. Although there is no restriction on … Read More
Federal CIOs Asking about IPv6-Only In a largely overlooked news item a few weeks ago, Federal CIOs asked for advice on transitioning to IPv6-only: The Federal CIO Council is performing market research on evolving Federal networks and information services to IPv6-only systems. ACT-IAC is facilitating conversations with industry to identify significant barriers, risks and opportunities for innovation that can be foreseen … Read More
ARIN has announced that they have met all of the remaining requests on their IPv4 waiting list, and still have addresses left over. Since they have more, they’ll keep distributing address space to new waiting list participants until they again run out. Remember that earlier in 2019, ARIN found that there were fraudulent applications on the waiting list and suspended … Read More
Startling news a couple of weeks ago as everyone learned that the bill in the House of Representatives to fund the Department of Defense contained the following provisions: (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 10 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall sell all of the IPv4 addresses described in subsection (b) at … Read More