Like any major revolutionary things, Internet too had a humble beginning and the IPv4 addresses schema conceived was sufficient to meet the requirements for a foreseeable future of that time.
As time progresses, the Internet grew, not linearly but in astronomic proportions, through different manifestations of technology such as IoT devices, wearable gadgets, mobile device, smartphones and much more. The Internet has turned out to be the new habitat for billions of people across boundaries, creed, ethnicity and academic levels.
These ever-expanding internet users and their continuously increasing demands for uninterrupted network connectivity Continue to pressure the requirements of IPv4 in the world as network operators struggle to adapt and fully integrate IPv6. IPv4 is a 32-bit numeric address written in decimal as 4 numbers separated by periods. The numbers can range from 0 to 255. The rapidly evolving Internet industry caused for a much higher increase in demand of IP addresses than was initially anticipated, which caused the global address table to deplete faster than expected.
This possibility of exhaustion of the IPv4 address and an impeding network shutdown was predicted by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) a couple of decades ago. IPv6 was mooted the new avatar to emancipate the entire internet from the shackles of limited address space with a wider address space. As per some vehement supporter claims, the address space of IPV6 is big enough to provide an address for each grain of sand on the earth surface and is the key to solve the network address issues forever.
Conventional wisdom says that such a long-term approach is the best solution in an industry which grows both in breadth and length at a highly impressive rate. But even with the best efforts, the transition to IPv6 is still receiving a lukewarm response, even from the giants in the industry, and leaves the policymakers bewildered and perplexed.
The reasons are many. But the major reasons for this almost apathy like approach is attributed towards the organization’s inability to spend a huge amount on backwards compatible technology and the inherent inertia of the Network operators and vendors to adapt to more complicated technology, support for all protocols and throughput requirements. Besides organization are confident about better longevity of IPv4 and are skeptical about any tangible advantages due to early bird approach in investing in a newer technology adaptation.
This makes the organizations to follow a fire fighting approach by extending the available IPv4 address space rather than adopting the long-lasting solution IPv6. This myopic approach and its possible catastrophic effects are a concern for the entire industry. But even with the best efforts, the adaption to IPv6 still continues to move at a snail's pace.
IPV4 is depleting at an unimaginable rate and it makes ensuring judicious distribution of the address space a highly challenging task. Hence Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has constituted five Regional Internet Registries – ARIN, RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC and AfriNIC- and entrusted them with the distribution and registration of IPv4 address for the designated geographical locations.
The scarcity of IPv4 addresses necessitates an exhausting and lengthy application process with the RIR to establish your requirement for a dedicated IP address and for its allocation, often resulting in a position on a waiting-list which can be up to 2 years at time of writing. This ambiguity over IP allocations gives a great opportunity for those with unused IPv4 address to sell or lease it for a good price.
Such internal trading too has its own share of issues form identifying the right seller to the proper transfer of ownership. Such a tedious process needs a great understanding of the market and the legal formalities to make the transfer valid and cost-effective.
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A complete guide to buying and transferring APNIC IPv4 2020-08-29 17:12:13
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