Why You Should Lease IPv4 addresses
Internet Protocol version 4 became a hot commodity after a statement was issued to the public that it’s been exhausted.
15:27 04 August 2022
Internet Protocol version 4 became a hot commodity after a statement was issued to the public that it’s been exhausted, back in 2019. Many people and organizations need it and many people and organizations have a lot of it. It wasn’t long before the transfer market emerged, companies needed IPv4 addresses in bulk and were willing to buy them from parties willing to sell them at a hefty price.
Now that there is the option to lease IPv4 addresses instead of buying or selling, there are many parties that have been putting it to good use. Due to the high, and still climbing, prices of the IPv4 addresses, to buy it in bulk means investing in it heavily.
Companies like Microsoft are incredibly huge, and they are a technology based company, they are one of the many organizations that need a big amount of IPv4 address blocks. The difference between them and many other organizations is that they can afford the high prices. They once bought a huge amount of IPv4 addresses for millions and, unfortunately, this is not a possibility for many.
Luckily, purchasing isn’t the only option. Why spend thousands or millions when instead you can just lease IPv4.
Why leasing is better
When it comes to purchasing IPv4 address space, it’s a lot more complicated than it might seem. The Regional Internet Registry has many rules and regulations in place to make sure the transferrals of IPv4 addresses are done safely. However, the rules that are in place for purchasing and selling are quite time consuming, and for parties who are looking to come into possession of the IPv4 addresses are mostly wanting to use them as soon as possible.
But when it comes to leasing IPv4 address space, there are less complications involved. All you would have to do is fine a reliable place that has IPv4 available for transfers, find someone willing to lease, finalize the agreements, and then you’ll have the IPv4 addresses in 48 hours. So not only are the rules and regulations more lax due to not having to transfer the ownership of the IPv4 addresses, but the process goes faster because of that too.
IP brokers will help
The best way to make sure you don’t run into any confusing situations you won’t be able to get out of is to get in contact with an IP broker and work with them to find you the best deals. An IP broker will make sure the entire process is easier for you, whether you want to buy, sell, or lease.