The constant growth of technology is producing more technology devices today. Every device will require one IP address to communicate with the internet. There are 2 types of IP address which are IPv4 and IPv6. The former type is frequently used due to the ease of use but IPv4 address are exhausted since there are only less than 4.3 billion around the world. Hence, there is IPv4 trading in the market today.
Firstly, let’s understand what is trade. According to Investopedia, trade is a basic economic concept involving the buying and selling of goods and services, with compensation paid by a buyer to a seller, or the exchange of goods or services between parties. Therefore, IPv4 trading is involving buying and selling IPv4 addresses between two parties through mutual agreement.
IPv4 trading is growing aggressively in the IP market and below is 2 of the main reasons:
Scarcity of IPv4 address
The number of IPv4 address is very limited in the internet world today. Since the number of technology devices is increasing from day to day, the number of IPv4 address cannot fulfill the market need since 2016. Therefore, the organization starts to source IPv4 address through IPv4 trading.
The price of IPv4 address is increasing
Due to the scarcity of IPv4 address, trading is the only way to get it. Sellers with lots of unused IPv4 address know the game and play it well by offering it at a higher price. At the same time, buyers in urgent need are willing to pay above the market average rate too. Therefore, sellers can monetize the unused IPv4 address and generate good revenue.
IPv4 trading is becoming easy with the help of IP brokers. LARUS Limited is the registered broker of RIPE NCC, APINIC, ARIN, and LACNIC. Our IP brokers are well trained and equipped with the latest industry knowledge and marketplace update. There are 2 different ways to start IP trading for buyers and sellers:
IP trading for buyers
Understand your needs in terms of durations and the total number of IPv4 address needed.
Calculate the budget on how much you are willing to pay.
Reach out to IP broker and start buying IPv4 address.
Once you meet the qualified sellers, finish the trading process, and enjoy using the IPv4 address.
IP trading for sellers
Have the number of unused IPv4 address ready.
Make sure there is no future uses needed for the IPv4 address.
Set the minimum price of the IPv4 address that make you comfortable.
Reach out to IP broker and start selling IPv4 address.
Once you meet the qualified buyers, finish the trading process, and have your revenue in hand.