IPv4 blocks

pavlosinterlir

New member
Hi guys!

Although I am developing an IPv4 brokerage and rent software platform, it's not an advertising. I really want to discuss the current market situation and get the feedback from market professionals.

These days IPv4 blocks are very expensive, if you have not acquired some 3-5 years ago from RIR, it's rather expensive to buy IPs now. Even /24 will cost around 12k if you go to a broker. It will take more than 6 months (if not more) to get your network from RIPE NCC or other RIR.

My question is : Is it still required for a dedicated server to have IPv4 or you would prefer to use IPv6?

Where do you get new IPv4 blocks? Do you buy them or rent from brokers or platforms such Prefixx, IPXO or InterLIR?

Best regards,
Pavel
 

Artashes

Administrator
Staff member
What an excellent subject for a discussion.

Some number of years ago I was offered to invest in IPv4, I was a little sceptical about it as I thought something else was going to come up. Would love to hear opinions on this and thoughts whether prices will continue to climb, remain the same or cool off.
 

pavlosinterlir

New member
Hi!

My team has made a research regarding current market state. Although, it's hard to predict a market price for such type of assets (or any, these turbulent times), you can expect, given market dynamics and usefulness of IPv4, that IPv4 prices will increase.

Our key findings are :
  • The main share in the total volume of world transfers of IP addresses is occupied by the RIPE region.
  • RIPE accounts for 63.81% of the total IP address market.
  • The share of RIPE in the total volume of the structure has grown by 22.75% since 2017 year.
  • The share of Lacnic in the overall structure also increased (+1.14% in 2022 compared to 2017).
  • APNIC and ARIN reduced by 9.8% and 12.9%, respectively, their share in the total IP address market compared to 2017.
  • The main share in the structure of IP allocated addresses RIPE falls on the /22 network.
  • In APNIC, the situation is similar to RIPE in terms of the allocated IP addresses market structure.
  • The bulk of allocated IP addresses falls on /22.
  • The situation in Afrinic is different in terms of market structure from RIPE and APNIC – this region is dominated by transfers of the cheapest networks - /24
  • In the /20, /21, /22 price segments, there is a downward trend in the average price for the sale of IP addresses.
  • In the RIPE region, the average price for /22 dropped from €48.60 to €48.19 per IP address. Also in this region, prices for /21 decreased from 48.58 euros to 47.30 euros, /20, in turn, fell in price from 44.59 euros in March to 42.96 euros in June.

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HostColor

Member
@Artashes If most open-source developers and projects release IPv6-supported versions of their software, then the prices of IPv4 addresses would go down. However, most open-source projects are underfunded and the corporations simply take advantage of the FOSS projects. So, it is not very likely for developers to put a significant effort in driving the software apps industry towards IPv6 since they did not get what they deserved with IPv4. At the same time, Big Tech does not care. They have the purchasing capacity to buy IPv4 subnets and charge for IPs. The biggest ISPs in North America charge up to $14 per month per IP address.So, the IPv4 addresses would not get cheaper within the next 5-6 years, I guess...
 
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