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IPv4 Waiting Lists

August 1, 2022

IP registries created waiting lists to distribute addresses returned to them. Wait times vary but most RiRs expect new requests to be honored no sooner than in two years. To understand the procedures at each RIR and consider alternatives, Read more

IP Address Fees in 2022

June 21, 2022

IP registries are essential to the efficient operation of the internet. This management requires time, trouble and people and so isn’t free. This blog looks at the history of fees paid to register and transfer IP addresses across all the RIRs. Read more

IP Address Location Data

June 14, 2022

Geographical location impacts agreements and other controls across the internet. Many organizations need information about the physical location of an IP address accessing content of one kind or another. Read more

Cooperatives: IPv4 Alongside IPv6

June 10, 2022

Phone companies pioneered access in the 90s because the internet required phones and modems. But always-on access changed things. Enter the power company. And with that involvement, complex technological issues. Read more

IPv4 Pricing Trends – May, 2022

June 9, 2022

IPv4 address prices have experienced an inversion in recent months. What was once less costly per address is now relatively expensive. This unexpected turn of events has implications for both buyers and sellers and can be significant. Read more

IP Blocking

May 31, 2022

A network can fence its own IP addresses to bar unwanted access to specific content or block specific external ones from access to some or all content. There are many reasons for blocking, not all of which involve hackers. Read more

IPv4 Addresses
& Their Role in Education

May 26, 2022

The Internet Protocol (IP) is a set of rules (a protocol), for addressing and routing data so it can travel through networks and arrive at its intended destination. Internet-connected devices each have a unique IP address. Read more

The Hidden Value of IPv4

May 17, 2022

The number of IP addresses is limited, creating a demand for addresses worldwide, particularly from the cloud computing industry. This demand has raised the value of IPv4 to levels that the internet’s original developers didn’t predict. Read more

CIDR in Networking

May 10, 2022

CIDR was developed to assign IP addresses in a wider variety of block sizes, reducing the waste of unused space. The system is explored here along with the advantages of more flexibility and efficiencies in routing that result. Read more

IP Transfers:
Sanctions & Regulation

May 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts IP transfers. The ramifications stem from banking controls, funds transfers and other non-banking sanctions. Read more

The DoD IPv6 Mandate

April 26, 2022

Recent Department of Defense IPv4 activity and announcements about IPv6 indicate a shift in their perspective and suggest potential impacts on the IPv4 address market. To better understand the scope and nature of these effects, Read more

Renumbering IP Addresses

April 19, 2022

When additional IPv4 addresses are acquired, the devices that will use them must have their identifying IP changed. This change is known as renumbering and, when many devices are involved, can be time-consuming. Read more