IPv4.Global Blog

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The Year in Review – 2023

We sold millions of addresses, generating over $262 million in revenue for clients and creating liquidity from otherwise dormant assets. Every sector of the world economy worked with us, both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Read more

A Higher Education Goldmine

Many higher education institutions received their IPv4 address space at a time the space seemed nearly infinite.  Today that IPv4 space can be worth a substantial amount of money. Learn the basics of this asset class and marketplace. Read more

Buying and Selling IPv4 Blocks Between RIRs

Some people might hesitate to involve a second registry in their transfer transaction. But with years of experience, these processes are now mature and efficient. Read more

Network Infrastructure Must be Stable

IP address registries have matured. Once they were central to rapid innovation; now they are foundational infrastructure. Their tools have become better and more reliable because users test them every day. Read more

IPv4 Price Trends & Expectations

Good predictions are good guesses made by experienced market observers. At IPv4.GLOBAL we consider ourselves unusually well exposed to the marketplace and so, well-informed about its works. These are our guesses about the future. Read more

IPv4 & IPv4.Global Basics

IPv4 addresses perform a core service on the internet. Learn about their management, transfer, sale, value, controls. Read more

About Private IP Address Space

There are two types of unique (public) addresses and two types of non-unique (private) addresses. The distinction hinges on the intended use. Read more

The IP Address Audit

Busy IP address infrastructure can result in network chaos and deepen network inefficiencies. The right IPAM tools can improve network visibility, save IP address space, and implement stricter privacy and security control over network traffic. Read more

Public vs. Private IP Addresses

An IP address must be unique on its specific network. But some networks are bigger than others and some public while others are privage. And therein lies the rub. Read more

IP Address Blocklists – The Guardians of Reputation

Reputation lists evaluate domain names as well as IP addresses. Their goal is to give engineering teams information to help them decide whether to accept a message, or other data traffic. Read more

Finance Strategies for Universities with Surplus IPv4 Addresses

An often-overlooked opportunity for university funding is the surplus of unused IPv4 addresses many of these institutions hold. Read more

What is Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP)

Many leading cloud providers have BYOIP policies that allow previous owners or lessors to pair their legacy IP addresses with the new cloud resources. Read more