ARIN Auctions

ARIN Auctions

Is an auction is an appropriate forum to buy or sell IPv4 addresses?  After all, there’s a handful of websites out there purporting to provide an auction-style marketplace for scarce number resources.  The answer, in a nutshell, is that the risks and drawbacks usually...
Chicken Little and IPv4

Chicken Little and IPv4

The author of the article linked below, without mentioning NAT at all, comes to an important conclusion about IPv4 scarcity. He senses that there is a distinction between the absolute number of devices connected to the Internet and the number of devices which require...
More thoughts on the future of this market

More thoughts on the future of this market

We are often asked about the future of the IPv4 market and I will take some time now to discuss that. APNIC and RIPE have virtually exhausted their free pools and have severely limited new allocations. As of this writing, ARIN has about .95 of a /8 left, or about 15...
What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

Many people feel that upon final exhaust of the available free pool of IPV4 addresses, there will be a significant enough change in the state of things as to cause some kind of upheaval. Either there will be a legislative event or a some kind of universal drive...