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Safely acquire or dispose of IPv4 addresses

In the year 2019, the RIPE NCC made an announcement to the world. The protocol that helps our devices communicate with each other using the internet, has depleted. There are no more left. Because of how integrated the internet is in our society, this proved to be a pretty serious problem. Quickly soon thereafter, IPv4 addresses became a hot commodity that was flying off metaphorical shelves. People, but mostly organizations and businesses, were buying, selling, and even leasing IPv4 address space. If you too are looking to take part in this transfer market, buckle up, because there are some things you need to know first.

The transfer markets

It didn’t take a long time for the market for Internet Protocol to emerge and rise in popularity. Once it was official that IPv4 addresses have been depleted, it was a done deal. The transfer market surfaced, and people could buy, sell, and lease IPv4 addresses. Then specialized brokers also emerged. IP brokers became the mediators between those who were willing to sell and those who are eager to buy.

However, due to how many IPv4 addresses are needed, the prices went very high, very quickly. So, leasing became a great way for people to obtain the address space. Not only that but to buy and sell IPv4 addresses is no easy feat. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed in order to have the exchange go smoothly and safely. This is what IP brokers are specialized to help with too.


If you jump into this transfer market without a plan and without a good broker, you can be in danger of getting yourself into some trouble. Contacting a trusted broker such as the ones at Prefixbroker will not only make sure you get many offers to exchange IPv4 addresses, but you will also be doing it safely. Not all rules and regulations dealing with this kind of exchange are the same all over the world. An IP broker will be able to let you know all about the rules and regulations in a way you can understand. Another reason to contact an IP broker is that they will be able to broker you a good deal in the exchange.