SOURCE: IPv4 Market Group

IPv4 Market Group

November 05, 2013 13:34 ET

IPv4 Market Group's IPv4 Transfer Services in the RIPE Region

LEWISTON, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - IPv4 Market Group is pleased to offer IPv4 transfer services to companies with operations in the RIPE NCC service region, where our team has completed or in progress more than 20 IPv4 transfers. At the recent RIPE 67 conference in Athens, Greece, IPv4 Market Group President Sandra Brown spoke to the audience about our proven service approach and IPv4 expertise. View the video on the IPv4 Market Group YouTube channel.

Based on our extensive experience, we have created the Nine Steps to a Successful RIPE Region Transfer, to ensure your IPv4 buying experience is expeditious, legally binding and error-free. These steps are by no means linear, and are often performed in parallel.

1. Internal Planning: This consists of network engineering planning, block size requirements assessment, cost/benefit analysis, budget planning, internal business case development and finally, securing management approval. We recommend you contact us during this phase for market pricing information.

2. Pre-Approval:  In the RIPE Region, until the passage of Policy Proposal 2013-03, you must secure pre-approval for your transfer based on 12 months' planned utilization of the requested block size. Read more about IPV4 transfer pre-approval in the RIPE Region. 

3. Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA): Whether you have chosen a seller, or are considering multiple Requests for Quotes (RFQs), a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is signed to protect the conversation and discussion from disclosure about both parties' confidential matters.

4. Block Review: You will examine the seller's IPv4 block both technically and legally to ensure it meets your approval. IPv4 Market Group provides expertise to assist with both aspects.

5. Asset Purchase Agreement (APA): An Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) defines the contractual terms and conditions between the parties. IPv4 Market Group has extensive legal experience in drawing these constructs, and can either work with your in-house counsel or provide a template for your use.

6. Payment: Payment terms are arranged and can be made through pre-payment via escrow, advanced payment guarantee, a solicitor's account, or payment after transfer.

7. Transfer: The IP transfer process uses the RIPE NCC Transfer Agreement, accompanied by Certificates of Incorporation from both parties.

8. Announcement: Once the transfer is complete, the IPs are announced on the internet.

9. Completion: Final documentation and closing conditions are completed. As an example, perhaps funds must be released from escrow, or the seller must provide the buyer with a final Bill of Sale. 

Clearly, buying IPv4 addresses is like buying any other corporate asset. Our best advice to you, as a buyer, is to contact us early during your internal planning for free consultation on market pricing, policy compliance, commercial transaction components and advice on the transfer process. It is very important to have a legitimate seller accurately registered in the RIPE Database, with quality IPs that are not blacklisted, blocked or targeted by gamers. For your safety and compliance with RIPE NCC policy, you broker should be listed as one of the RIPE NCC recognized IPv4 transfer brokers. Above all, we encourage you to interview your broker and ensure they understand and follow these Nine Steps to a Successful RIPE NCC Transfer, as outlined above and in our RIPE 67 video.

About IPv4 Market Group: IPv4 Market Group is a global leader in IPv4 transfers. The firm was founded in May of 2011. Its President is Sandra Brown, the Nortel Director behind the first ever IPV4 transfer, a $7.5 Million sale of 660,000 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft. She and her business partner, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Jeff Mehlenbacher, have a very long and credible IPv4 transaction history in the ARIN, RIPE, and APNIC regions. They will bring their considerable IPv4 expertise to bear for any firm interested in buying or selling IPs. To learn more, visit or call 905-880-5906.


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