Larus Team 2022-01-07 08:12:58 IPV4
LARUS LIMITED has many years of experience in the IT and telecommunication industry. Through the last few years of dealing with IPv4 Leasing and IP Broker , we have a deep understanding of the price of IPv4.
The information below is based on our experience and exchange with members of the IPv4 address trading industry over the past several years. IPv4 transactions mostly go through the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) to the applicant, through the Escrow service or directly from the seller to the buyer. The most widely used currency for trading IPs are US dollars, euros, British pounds and Canadian dollars.
IPv4 depletion started many years ago and caused prices to rise dramatically year after year. Market prices were around $6-8 per IP address for a medium-large block in 2016 and have risen to $13-15 per IP address in 2017.
In 2018, the demand for IPv4 addresses continues to trend upwards and the average price became around 17-18 dollars per IP address . Almost 45 million IPv4 addresses were transferred between companies. Subject matter experts and RIR members predict that the price will continue to rise in the future and could reach as high as $30 per IP.
Starting in March 2019, IPv4 prices will reach a minimum of $20 per IP address for block sizes from /20 to /16 . It is very difficult to get a big IP block like /16, /17 or /18 which makes the prices keep going up to the highest price compared to previous years. Between 2017 and 2019 there were almost 70 million IPs transferred each year across different RIR regions.
A single IP address is up 35% in 2020 and reaches the price up to 20-25 US dollars.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries have implemented physical closures, most companies are asking their employees to work from home in 2021. Therefore, many hosting companies, Internet service providers, companies Telecom and cable providers need to increase their inventory to provide enough supply to their users. Therefore, the demand remains high but the supply is limited at the moment, which means that prices continue to rise in 2021 and in the years to come.