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IPv4 address market is huge and locating IPv4 addresses for a business can be painstakingly difficult. This is where a broker acts like comes in and locates unused IP blocks. A broker makes sure that the IPv4 market has a steady supply of IPs by connecting buyers and sellers while reducing the overall cost of transfers.

IPv4.deals is a facilitator and broker that not only brings buyers and sellers together to buy, sell and lease IPv4 addresses, but also advises on how to upgrade to IPv6, accrue benefits from selling IPv4s, and much more.

Yes, selling of IP addresses is a legal practice. In fact, courts have approved the practice of sale of IPs as well as its transfers in association with bankruptcies, mergers, acquisitions and the business unit restructuring activities. There are no known international, state, or localized jurisdiction statutes that prohibit the sale or purchase of IP addresses.

For a primary set of the total number of IPv4 assets, there are contractual restrictions which constrain the transfer of those number blocks. In those cases, the owner’s rights to the IPv4 number blocks are limited to the service contract defined right-of-use, and the number block holder is bound to abide by with all applicable transfer policies.

In simple words, web hosting is a service provided by a hosting company for a fee to businesses to host their websites on the World Wide Web and makes it visible and accessible to internet users.

In the case of stocks, there are regulatory bodies like SEC, and exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange where stocks can be bought and sold. In the case of IP addresses, there is neither. Hence, there is not set price but certain factors which influence the price of an IP address in accordance with the current market rate based on demand and supply.

In 2017, MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) network wing, MITnet announced that it will upgrade to IPv6 and unify its existing in-use IPv4 network with the next-generation IPv6. It did so by selling its surplus 8 million IPv4 addresses to Amazon in 2018. This is an ideal example of how MIT funded its upgrade to IPv6 by selling its excess IPv4 addresses.

In the same way, businesses can generate revenue from selling IPv4 addresses and upgrade to IPv6.

IPv6 is the newer version of Internet Protocol, version 6. It was developed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to counter the IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 is an improved version of IPv4, that simplifies the address size to 128 bits, rather than 32 bits in IPv4. IPv6 has unlimited addresses compared to IPv4 which was limited to 4.3 billion addresses only.

IPv6 has many benefits, the most important benefits are:
1. Structured and systematic routing and processing
2. Simple network layout
3. Controlled data flow
4. Additional support features which were missing in IPv4
5. IPs are secure, providing privacy, validity, and data authenticity.

IPv4.deals provides ultimate solutions when you want to make a switch from IPv4 to IPv6, without compromising your current network. Contact us now to receive customized solutions for your business requirements.