With ARIN IPv4 exhaustion imminent, companies turn to the IPv4 market in planning for the future.

ARIN is running out of IPv4 addresses and while some savvy companies are stocking up on addresses through the transfer market to ensure they have what they need in the long run, others still need to have a plan in place.    Companies, such as cloud services providers, that have their own Internet presence and are continuing to expand, are particularly at risk.  IPv6 provides the solution to IPv4 exhaustion but only about 9% of the Internet has made the necessary upgrades, which can be quite costly – up to 7% of a company’s annual IT budget.   Once ARIN hands out the remaining numbers left in its free pool, brokers will be an important source for those with continuing IPv4 needs.  ( WSJ subscription may be required to view full article).  Read More