Microsoft in the market for second-hand IPv4

Nortel, in bankruptcy, sells IPv4 address block for $7.5 million.

The March 23 edition of the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Report has reported that Nortel’s block of 666,624 IPv4’s was sold for $7.5 million – a price of $11.25 per IP address. The buyer of the addresses was Microsoft. More information is in its filing in a Delware bankruptcy court. Now the interesting question becomes, does the price of IPv4s go up or down from here?

Source: Internet Governance Project

IANA geeft laatste twee /8s IPv4 blokken aan APNIC

1 February 2011, De Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) heeft de laatste twee /8s aan IPv4 adres ruimte uitgegeven aan de Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).
Dit betekend dat er nog slechts vijf /8s aan IPv4 ruimte over zijn. Deze laatste vijf zullen worden uitgedeeld aan de vijf Regional Internet Registrys (RIRs) in de loop van deze week. Zodra dit is gebeurd is de IPv4 voorraad officeel helemaal verbruikt.
Het beleid voor deze laatste uitgave kan gevonden worden op: http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-remaining-ipv4-space.htm

Voor meer informatie over IPv4 uitgave kunt u terecht op: http://www.ripe.net/v4exhaustion/

The Day After IPv4

Today IANA, announced that APNIC allocated 2 x /8. There are only 5 x /8 left in the IANA pool, however these 5 blocks will soon distributed evenly to each of the Regional Registrars. This is it; there are no additional IPv4 addresses in the global IPv4 pool! Now is the time to start implementing IPv6 if you haven’t done so already. We probably have about 6 months before IPv6 only clients will start showing up in Asia/Pacific.