Route Guidance

IPv4 Market Update – May 2015

As the ARIN free pool steadily dwindles to empty – now with the lowest number of IPv4 addresses of any RIR, prices bottom out, and news on IPv4 exhaustion picks up speed.  Meanwhile, the UK government comes off the sidelines, selling its first trance of numbers in the IPv4 market. 

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IPv4 Market Update – April 2015

ARIN and LACNIC are now running neck and neck for most depleted free pool.  RIPE’s  interRIR transfer policy should be ready for primetime in August and LACNIC is again exploring whether it wants to join RIPE, ARIN and APNIC  in the global transfer market.

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New RIPE Policy will Join the RIPE, ARIN and APNIC IPv4 Markets

RIPE NCC published a policy yesterday (April 9th) that will link the ARIN, RIPE and APNIC IPv4 markets.  Ripe-644 allows inter-RIR transfers between the RIPE service region and other RIR regions, which will facilitate IPv4 sales between companies across regions.

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IPv4 Market Update – March 2015

The ARIN IPv4 free pool continues to decline while the transfer market is heating up and IPv6 penetration continues at a glacial pace.  In the meantime RIPE’s draft policy that  would open up the ARIN market to interRIR transfers with Europe is in its final phase.

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