Every day, users are logging into the internet and connecting to different IP addresses. While most people rely on an IP address being assigned to them, some companies take it a step further and purchase their own IP addresses. If you’re operating a business, purchasing your own IP address can have a few different benefits, and we’d like to walk you through the three main benefits buying and using your own IP address can have.

Continuity of Service

If you use IP addresses allocated to you by your upstream provider, you are locked into using that provider unless you are willing to renumber your entire network when you switch ISPs. Likewise, if you lease your IPs from a 3rd party, you risk that the lessor may terminate the lease or increase your lease rates unreasonably, holding you hostage. The only way to ensure that you can keep the same IP addresses on your network through changes of providers and changes to the leasing market is to buy them yourself.

Increased Security

This is one the most beneficial reason to purchasing your own IP address. If you’re a company that handles sensitive information, chances are that you will want to take as many precautions as possible to protect it. Owning your own address block provides more options to select vendors for protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks.

With remote work becoming more and more popular, security has also been a big concern among companies. A dedicated IP address block allows workers to connect to company resources safely and securely

Good Investment Opportunities

As it stands right now, purchasing IPv4 can be financially rewarding and a great investment opportunity for a lot of people. The amount of available IPv4 is decreasing, and the cost has been increased over the last few years. When it comes time, you can sell your unused IPv4 for a profit or lease IPv4 addresses and let them continue to generate income. We can even offer IP address blocks which already have lease tenants generating income at returns over 10% per year.

How to Purchase an IP Address

If you are someone that sees the value in buying blocks of IP addresses, it’s best to work with an IP broker to set up the purchase. IPTrading has years of experience in the IP market and can quickly and safely get you set up for success. Below is the outline of how you would go about purchasing an IP address.

  • Know what you are looking for

Give yourself a head start by know what you are looking for. This makes the decision process easier and help you understand the budget you have committed to the purchase.  In particular have an idea of the minimum and maximum sizes that you would consider based on today’s and future needs.

  • Contact an IP Broker

An IP Broker, like IPTrading, will help guide you to the perfect solution for your IP address needs. Even if you have worked on an IP purchase in the past, each transaction is unique and faces different challenges. The expertise of IPTrading will make sure there are no mistakes in the process and that your transaction moves as smoothly as possible.

  • Receive your IP address

At the end of the transfer process you receive your IP address block from the seller. If you choose to work with us, we will be there every step of the way and see the transaction to the end.

You can also browse our list of available IP addresses in our IPTrading Post. As the IP Market continues to grow, don’t wait. You could be benefiting from owning your own IP address blocks and helping your business grow.