IPv4 Market Heats Up While Supply Dwindles

By CircleID Reporter

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Dyn reports that while the available supply of IPv4 addresses is in sharp decline, the market for these virtual commodities is heating up. In recent months, the pace of the address transfers has greatly accelerated as evidenced by RIPE's table of IPv4 transfers, as well as the increasing number of IPv4 brokers facilitating the exchange of IPv4 address space. However, the transfer of IPv4 address space isn't always problem-free and, in this blog, he reviews this new trend and some of the issues that can arise.

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