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The Best Internet Connectivity Media

April 12, 2022

Internet connectivity is covered by the mass media either thinly or inaccurately. Or both. Most news outlets only publish reviews of consumer products. Ditto publications about personal computers and handheld devices. Read more

IP Address Reputation

April 5, 2022

To combat online pollution, systems have been developed that mark bad senders for exclusion from the system. Understanding the scoring, monitoring and cleanup of such addresses is an important part of any IP transfer. Read more

The IPv4 Transfer Market

March 29, 2022

Among the problems created by the early design of the internet was the limited supply of IP addresses. To help solve this problem, markets have evolved for “surplus” addresses. To read about the transfer of these assets, the changes taking place and to get some idea of the possible future. Read more

IPv4 Seller Checklist

August 6, 2021

Download our fillable Seller checklist here A lot can go wrong when transferring addresses from one company to another. After 2,500 transfers, the team at IPv4.Global has seen it all. Here are some tips to […] Read more

IPv4 Buyer Checklist

August 6, 2021

Download our fillable Buyers Checklist here. A lot can go wrong when transferring addresses from one company to another. After 2,500 transfers, the team at IPv4.Global has seen it all. Here are some tips to […] Read more

What is CIDR?

May 25, 2021

Pronounced “cider,” CIDR stands for Classless Inter-Domain Routing. CIDR is a method for summarizing IP addresses. Its original goal was to slow the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses and help extend the life of IPv4. It also improved the efficiency of IP address assignments. Read more

IPv4 Market and IPv6 Deployment

November 10, 2020

In 2020, Lee Howard researched how the IPv4 address market affected the deployment of IPv6. He looked at the total addresses transferred and the number of addresses transferred over time. And studied further from there. Read more

First RIPE NCC “Seizure of IPv4 Addresses”

October 9, 2020

In a publication released in 2020, RIPE NCC reported its first seizure of IPv4 registration rights pursuant to a Dutch court order.  Per the order, RIPE NCC effectuated a transfer of the IP Addresses from the debtor to its creditor.  Read more

What Is an ASN Broker?

October 8, 2020

Each network operator (whether a major cable, mobile company or WISP) decides who they will connect to. As those networks connect, they tell each other what IP addresses they know how to reach. Read more

The Benefits and Risks
of Leasing IPv4 Space

September 23, 2020

With address prices rising, the reasons to become a lessor are clear: extended predictable revenue. Leasing leaves open the opportunity to sell in the future. And, it allows the lessor to keep the IPv4 block in case of future need. Read more

How IPv4 Brokers Create Value
in the IP Address Marketplace

September 18, 2020

Recently, I had a conversation with someone whom I would classify as an IPv4 market opponent while I was at the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) in Nairobi. It was a useful conversation for me, and hopefully for him as well. Read more

What is IPv4 and Why Does it Matter?

August 27, 2020

IPv4, or Internet Protocol version 4, is a set of rules that allows devices, like computers and phones, to exchange data on the Internet. Each device and domain connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number, called an IP address. These addresses ensure data is routed to the correct device. Read more