Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that people ask us:

How do I sign up?
Signing up is easy!  Just click here or the "sign up" link in the black and gold ACCELR/8 badge above, and follow the simple online instructions.   Only one user per buying or selling organization is permitted, and each user must be an employee or officer of the organization authorized  to place orders, accept offers, and accept the ACCELR/8 End User License Agreement (EULA) and trading platform agreement, all on behalf of his or her organization. Please see our separate sign-up FAQ (available here) for additional information about the sign-up process.  Once you’ve entered in the required information and agreed to the EULA, Avenue4 will conduct an account review to ensure that only qualified and authorized buyers and sellers gain access to our platform.  If you receive account approval, you’ll be ready to add blocks, place sell or buy orders and make deals that are right for your organization.
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.
What size address blocks can be traded?
ACCELR/8 allows sellers and buyers to place orders for more than one block size simultaneously. The minimum block size supported by ACCELR/8 is a /20 (4,096 numbers), and there is no maximum block size limit. However, we encourage parties looking to buy or sell contiguous /14 blocks (262,144 numbers) or larger to contact Avenue4 directly for a professional consultation prior to signing up. Please note that we cannot guarantee that any particular block size will be available for purchase at any given time, and our inventory can change often.
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.
Are blocks listed in ACCELR/8 “clean”?
The integrity of the ACCELR/8 Trading Platform is of paramount importance. All IPv4 numbers are subject to Avenue4's due diligence review before they can be listed for sale in the platform. We recognize, however, that one-time due diligence may not be adequate -- particularly 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 routing information and third-party IP reputation evaluations.
How do I access and use the mobile app?
The ACCELR/8 mobile application allows registered users to view, place and modify their orders, and also view and work with counter party offers.  The ACCELR/8 mobile application is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play market.
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.
Will I have to sign a contract to use ACCELR/8?
Yes, there are two agreements that govern use of the ACCELR/8 platform, and receipt of our services via the platform.  To register as an ACCELR/8 account holder and access the platform, you must accept our End User License Agreement (the "EULA") during the account application process.  A copy of the EULA is available here.  There is no obligation to place any orders or any financial commitments in the EULA. If your account is approved by Avenue4, you will also be required to accept our Trading Platform Agreement (the "TPA") when you place your first order.  The TPA sets forth the terms and conditions related to orders and transactions flowing through the platform, including the fee schedule and other commercial terms. The TPA is made available to users for their review after their ACCELR/8 account registration has been approved.
How will Avenue4 use the information you provide via ACCELR/8?
We collect a variety of business information from users as part of the account registration processes, and during their use of the ACCELR/8 platform when conducting trades.  A description of the type of information we collect through the platform, and the ways we use that information are set forth in the ACCELR/8 privacy statement available at http://avenue4llc.com/accelr8-privacy-policy/.
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