IPv6 adoption is now growing at an exponential rate, and this is especially important if you have IPv4 addresses that you wish to liquidate as you, too, move into IPv6.
There is no question that it is worthwhile for your organization to sell your IPv4 properties now. It is a matter of time that prices on IPv4 blocks will dramatically fall at some point with the rapid adoption of IPv6.
Google continuously reports the percentage of users connecting to them via IPv6 in their report here:
As this chart shows, from July 2015 to July 2016 the IPv6 adoption rate has doubled from 6% to 12%.
Also, Google isn’t the only large technology corporation discussing IPv6 adoption.
Recently, Apple wrote:
“At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking.”
In short, Apple had already made the order that every app for the iPhone must run only on IPv6.
But even as IPv6 adoption booms, time is needed to fix certain issues that plague the system.
If it’s these configuration issues are not quickly fixed, we predict that prices would increase slower. So the market for IPv4 could last for at least a period of time for now.
Either way, staying on top of any IPv6 developments is the absolute key. A few methods to stay ahead of the pack are to use dollar cost averaging techniques and sell IPv4 blocks as large IPv4 sellers enter the market, and to watch applications that are encouraging IPv6 deployment.
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