Posted on: 27 February 2017
If you own a lot of IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) addresses and you are not using them, you can sell them and have the potential to make a lot of money. Below is some more information about this to help you decide if this would be right for you and your company.
Running Out of Numbers
The amount of IPv4 addresses is running out and companies are transitioning to IPv6. There are many companies, however, that do not want to move to the new version. This leaves a market wide open for companies that have a lot of IPv4 addresses. These companies may have no choice but to purchase IPv4 addresses over the next few years as they add more and more devices to their company such as printers, tablets, laptops, and smartphones. If they run out of IP addresses, then the company could fail because not having the devices they need would be detrimental for them.
Selling IP Addresses
You can step in and save the day by selling IPv4 addresses to other companies if you own a few or a lot of them. You may have acquired a lot of IP addresses for different devices and no longer need these devices or you may have downsized your company. For whatever reason, you have extra IP addresses to sell, you should consider hiring a IP brokerage firm to sell the addresses for you. This is because you cannot simply sell the IPv4 address to anyone, such as on an auction site, but you must follow regulations set by the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). These brokerage companies will know what the regulations are to transfer your IPv4 addresses to the new owner to ensure the ownership is legitimate.
The brokerage firm may purchase your IPv4 addresses and then sell them to a buyer. This will allow you to make money immediately, instead of waiting for someone to purchase your numbers. It is of utmost importance that you do this process correctly or you could end up having legal problems.
You can also talk to the brokerage firm about renting or leasing your current IPv4 numbers if you do not want to sell them. This will allow you to make ongoing money.
The brokerage firm can determine what your IPv4 addresses are worth and will help you get the best price that you can for them.
Talk with the brokerage firm that you hire if you have any questions. They can also explain things to you in more detail.Share