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Taking Inventory of IPv4 Assets

Beyond the financial impact of the sale or lease of IPv4 addresses, there are many reasons for having a thorough understanding of a company’s IPv4 address holdings. These include network security, accountability, and expansion capabilities. Read more

Inter-RIR Transfers

The scarcity of IPv4 addresses sometimes requires traders to expand the scope of their search for them. This has led many to search outside of their Regional Internet Registries (RIR) for offers that best suit their needs. Read more

RIPE-to-RIPE Transfers for Buyers

The IP transfer process can be daunting if one is not familiar with the information required by each RIR. Each transfer requires fairly precise steps for buyers transferring an IP block between user entities in RIPE. We offer step-by-step instructions. Read more

RIPE-to-RIPE Transfers for Sellers

The IP transfer process can be daunting if one is not familiar with the information required by each RIR. To satisfy their requests, fairly precise steps must be taken to transfer an IP block between user entities in RIPE. We offer step-by-step instructions. Read more

ARIN-to-ARIN Transfers for Buyers

The IP transfer process can be daunting if one is not familiar with the information required by each RIR. Each transfer requires fairly precise steps for buyers transferring an IP block between user entities in ARIN. We offer step-by-step instructions. Read more

ARIN-to-ARIN Transfers for Sellers

The IP transfer process can be daunting if one is not familiar with the information required by each RIR. Each transfer requires fairly precise steps for sellers transferring an IP block between user entities in ARIN. We offer step-by-step instructions. Read more

IPv4 Addresses: Who Owns What?

IP addresses are not actually owned by individuals, but rather they are assigned by much larger entities. ISPs, hardware manufacturers, network operators, etc. don’t own them either. IP addresses are assets but not one that is strictly “owned.” Read more

Repairing IP Address Reputations

Each kind of organization cares about one or more different characteristics of an address. They characteristics they care about – qualities they approve or disapprove – impact whether they’ll accept mail from or serve content to a specific address. Read more

Buying IPv4 Addresses Online

Buying IPv4 addresses online can involve an auction, “buy now” options or privately negotiated transactions. The differences are significant, preferable depending on budgets processes and urgency. Learn about the alternatives here. Read more

Hijacked IP Addresses

Hijacked IP addresses are used in malicious, often illegal, and often profitable businesses. Some spam just preys on the gullible, other forms distribute malware or steal users’ identities. To discover more about hijacked IPs: Read more

Electrical Co-ops & IP Addresses

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Assoc. estimates there are 6.3 million households in co-op service areas without broadband. Systems have been deployed to use existing wires to bring service to these users. Read more

IPv4 Waiting Lists

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