January 2023 IPv4 Auction Sales Report

For years, prices rose at a steady rate. If that trend had continued at a linear rate, (if we smooth out the 2019 price slump and 2021 price spike), prices would be around $35/address. Prices were never quite linear: a best fit curve would put prices around $50-$55/address now. So the spread of prices reflects the fact that some buyers are more price sensitive than others.