IPv4 subnets for lease?

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 22:29:48 UTC 2015

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 9:31 PM, Nick Ellermann <nellermann at broadaspect.com>

> We have customers asking to lease IP space for BGP transit with us and
> other peers. But they are struggling to get at a minimum even a Class C,
> even though they have their own ASN. We don't have large amounts of free
> IPv4 space to lease out to a single customer in most cases anymore. Hope to
> at least introduce these customers to some contacts that may be able to
> help.
> Do we know of any reputable sources that are leasing or selling IPv4
> subnets as small as a /24 to satisfy their diversity needs? Thanks!

I'm going to stay focused on your question.

There are many methods to obtain additional IPv4 address space.

o You can still use an RIR and get a last /22 in the RIPE region provided
you follow their rules, and no, you do not have to be in Europe.

Read carefully:


o You can use a marketplace where buyers and sellers live in harmony to
conduct buy and sell (bid, offer) transactions. I find the folks at Addrex
very knowledgeable www.addrex.net

o You can use a auction site. The folks at Hilco Streambank seem to be able
to keep theirs running at www.ipv4auctions.com

The above are not endorsements. There are many others. Some are credible.
Some are interesting. YMMV.

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