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Like any healthy and predictable market cycle, IPv4 demand continues to remain steady. This consistency further promotes the notion of a stable market since there was no serious fluctuation in either direction. 

Use data and market psychology to compare IPv4 prices from previous years and determine what IPv4 price might be in 2024

In 2024, U.S. “Internet for All” initiatives – $18 billion E-ACAM program and $42 Billion BEAD program – indicate increased IPv4 demand.

After fluctuations, the IPv4 Market has exhibited price and demand stability since January 2023, increasing confidence for a strong 2024. The number of IPv4 Transfer Requests has also increased year-to-date, promoting informed market decision-making.

A healthy market, whether it’s a financial market, real estate market, or any other type of market, is characterized by certain signs and conditions that indicate stability, efficiency, and fairness.  The IPv4 market began in response to the exhaustion of a rare technology and a surge in client demand in 2015.

Even in uncertain times, the IPv4 address market continues on a steady path of recovery. After approximately 18 months of demand decreasing and significant price drops, there is now a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Perhaps, sentiment regarding inflation and heightened interest rates are affecting the market as we near the new year; with anticipation of positive news and more stability.

The theme of today’s blog is…. let the good times keep rolling. The IP market is heating up and we are finally beginning to see a very positive trend in IPv4 address demand. The new baseline has changed over the past 4 months and is close to the consistency we have seen in the past when IPv4 prices were constantly on the rise.

In the world of technology, connectivity has always been an essential aspect of daily life and business operations. Over the past decade, internet usage has skyrocketed, and with the increasing demand for data, IPv4 addresses, and their limitations have become a challenge. IPv6 was introduced as a potential solution, but is it ready to replace the aging IP standard protocol or are there better alternatives?

After what seems to have been the longest bear market in IPv4 History, we are starting to see signs of life again. Aside from February of this year, 2023 has shown positive IPv4 demand trends with no signs of extreme volatility. Most noticeably, the last 3 months have demonstrated a much more stable demand trend. Let’s dive into demand trends and then determine how it will affect the remainder of 2023.

Once again, the IPv4 demand seems to be following the roller coaster pattern going up and down every month.  However, the delta of the demand decrease in April seems to be showing a positive sign as compared the previous dips over the last 6 – 9 months.