Locate IPV4 Blocks
First, the job of brokers involves digging and mining to locate blocks that have been allocated but are not in use, and bringing them to the address market. This increases supply which actually reduces price according to economics. To do their jobs, brokers work with Registries’ staff to ensure that there is no fraud in the history of an address block. Therefore, brokers ensure that there is a clean supply of addresses in the marketplace.
Insider to IPv4 Secondary Market
Second, brokers provide valuable information about price that is more reliable than you can get from other means. Brokers provide support for those people in organizations who need to make cases for selling or buying addresses. Charts of data on sales of addresses provided by brokers have appeared on many investments memos and have been used to support requests to sell addresses.
Third, brokers simplify the transaction process. From developing relationships with Regional Internet Registries to creating standardized documentation, brokers help save time, and thus money, for buyers. They also provide free escrow services. Many companies trade in the market just a few times. For them, developing in-house expertise is unnecessary and just a waste of resources.
By carrying out the functions mentioned above, IPv4 brokers enable organizations to actually focus on trading and facilitate the process of expanding their networks. Rather than raising the prices of IPv4 addresses, they actually help to bring them down by increasing supply. At the same time, if the prices of addresses was zero, there would be no incentive to mine for unused addresses and facilitate transfers. Since most companies do not want to expend their limited resources to create these capabilities, they’re grateful for the services of a broker.
In the coming years, we look forward to bringing our expertise in the IPv4 transfer market to the networking community and work with them to address concerns as they arise.