IPv4 price variation over time

2021-05-27 09:02:13 buyipv4

IPv4 price varation over time


LARUS LIMITED has many years of experience in the IT and Telecom industry. Over the past years of dealing with IP leasing and IP broker, we have a deep understanding of the IPv4 price.


How does the IPv4 price being calculated?

The information below is based on our experience and exchange with members of the industry of trading in IPv4 addresses in the past years. IPv4 transactions will mostly go through the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) to the applicant, Escrow service, or direct from the seller to the buyer. The most used for trading the IPs currency are US Dollars, Euros, GBP, and Canadian dollars.


IPv4 price in 2016 - 2017

IPv4 exhasution started for many years ago and causing the prices to rise dramatically year after year. The market prices were around $6 - $8 per IP address for a medium-large block in 2016 and have gone up to the $13 - $15 per IP address in 2017.


IPv4 price in 2018

In 2018,  the demand for IPv4 addresses continue to trend upward and the average price went to around $17 - $18 per IP address. Nearly 45 million IPv4 addresses were transferred among companies. Field experts and RIR’s members have been expecting that the price will keep rising in the future and might hit around $30 per IP.


IPv4 price in 2019

Beginning of March 2019, the IPv4 prices reach a minimum of $20 per IP address for block sizes of a /20 to /16. It is very hard to get a large IP block like /16, /17 or /18 which makes the prices continue rising to the highest price compare to the previous years. Between 2017 and 2019 there were almost 70 million IPs transferred each year through different RIR regions.


IPv4 price in 2020

A single IP address has risen by 35% in 2020 and reach the price up to $20 -25 US dollars.


IPv4 price in 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries applied physical lockdowns most companies are requesting their employee to work from home in 2021. Hence, many hosting companies, internet service providers, telecom companies, and cable providers need to increase their inventory to provide enough supply to their users. Therefore, the demand is still high but the supply is limited at the moment which makes the prices keep rising in 2021 and the coming years.


Conclusion: IPv4 price increase from year to year

The IPv4 market keeps very active in all the major registries including RIPE, ARIN, LACNIC, AFRINIC, and APNIC from 2016 till now. If you are interested in buy IPv4 addresses, please leave your contact below or live chat with our specialists at the right bottom.