How does IPV4 XI work

Buyers and sellers alike fill out the form on the subsequent pages. It is important to know your minimum price when selling, or maximum price when buying IPV4.

Note that block size is the most important factor determining price at this moment where smaller blocks generally are more expensive per IP compared to larger block sizes. The reasoning behind the higher price for the smaller blocks is all the handling involved. The seller is responsible for selling clean blocks. IPV4 XI will perform due diligence on offered blocks and anyone offering unclean blocks without notification will be banned from the exchange.

Once a match between a buyer and a seller has been made both parties agree to the terms as will be sent to both parties at the time. IPV4XI will then commence a three party escrow transaction entering all the specifics of the transaction. The escrow transaction is, besides the initial match making and the actual transfer, the most important aspect of the transaction. The buyer is at all times protected against buying IP numbers that are in any way hampered, unclean or a situation where a seller is not authorized to sell. The seller is always protected from non payment.

The buyer has a maximum of 10 days to do it’s own due diligence on the IP block. In the mean time the seller is required to send a bill of sale to the buyer stating the sold IP block(s) and that the sale entails the right of use for said IP block(s). Once the IP’s are transferred from the sellers LIR account to the buyers account the transaction is complete and the escrow will pay the seller and IPV4 XI. The transaction fee is 3.5 percent for each participant (buyer and seller) with a minimum of EUR 350,- and EUR 500,- for PI blocks. Depending on the type of transaction we sometimes just mention the total commission which is 7 percent and double for the minimum rates.

The system is based on the old stock exchange mechanics where market makers would create a new quote on the board based on the price that would allow the market maker to maximize the number of transactions at any given moment. Whenever a transaction takes place, and this could be several at once, a new price will be published. On IPV4 XI you will find pricing per block size and per RIR published. On the financial markets it is possible to put in an order for the next best possible price called a market order. We have left out this option as we don’t believe this will be practical when it comes to IPV4.

When you have given a maximum or minimum price it does not mean you will buy or sell at exactly this price. It is very possible that you do much better. It all depends on the average of other participants prices. If your range is within the next quote you will have the opportunity to sell or buy at that price.

Sellers and buyers alike have the option to use our ‘Buy Blocks Now’ section where you can instantly buy offered blocks. All blocks here have exclusivity with IPV4XI as opposed to blocks that have only been submitted through our Sellers form.