Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that people ask us:

When will ACCELR/8 be available?
We expect to launch ACCELR/8 publicly in early September 2017.  Please check back here periodically for updates.  If you're interested in learning about the benefits of becoming a founding subscriber before the public launch, please submit your contact information here, and we'll be in touch.
How does ACCELR/8 work?
ACCELR/8 is an order-based trading platform.  It allows buyers and sellers to: place orders based on block sizes and prices they define; find matching orders using an automated algorithm; structure and execute transactions based on industry-accepted terms and conditions; and navigate the transaction and regional Internet registry transfer approval process in a manner that protects the interests of both sellers and buyers, and employs security measures designed to facilitate safe and secure transactions all the way to closing.
How long does it take to close transactions?
Finding a match for an order request may happen immediately or may take some time, depending on the block size and price in your order.  The system searches automatically to find compatible buyers and sellers, and the inventory ebbs and flows based on market supply conditions.  If there are no immediate matches but a match could be made with adjustments to the order’s price or block size, ACCELR/8 provides users guidance on how to make changes to find available matches.  In most cases when the buyer and seller perform their obligations in a timely manner, transfer approval and closing should take no more than 30 days from the date a buyer and seller are matched.
What size address blocks can be traded?
ACCELR/8 supports trade of any size block from a /20 (4,096 numbers) up to a /8 (16,777,216 numbers).  However, we do not guarantee that any particular block size will be available for purchase at any given time.  ACCELR/8 also allows sellers and buyers to place orders for more than one block size simultaneously.  By default, the platform will search for a match at the largest block size that meets the user’s ordering requirements, but it will also search for smaller block sizes as designated by the user.
Are blocks listed in ACCELR/8 “clean”?
The integrity of the ACCELR/8 Trading Platform is of paramount importance.  For this reason, all IPv4 numbers are subject to Avenue4’s due diligence review before they can be listed for sale in the platform. We recognize that one-time due diligence may not be adequate, however, especially given the higher incidences of number hi-jacking.  We therefore conduct periodic quality checks of all IPv4 numbers.  We also give buyers the opportunity to conduct their own due diligence prior to making or accepting an offer by providing easy-to-access to routing information and third-party IP reputation evaluations.
Is ACCELR/8 available globally?
Currently, ACCELR/8 is available to sellers of IPv4 blocks that are registered with ARIN (which covers the U.S., Canada and parts of the Caribbean), and buyers located in the ARIN, Asia Pacific and European regions.  Brokers who may be interested in the ACCELR/8 platform should contact Avenue4 directly for information about our partnering opportunities.