Gartner Research

How to Deal With IP Address Exhaustion

Published: 14 December 2015

ID: G00290095

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Neil Rickard


The availability of IPv4 addresses continues to wane, and it is time for network architects to take tangible action. This research answers five common client questions pertaining to exhaustion of public IPv4 addresses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Treat Your Publicly Registered IPv4 Addresses as an Asset
    • Demand, Supply and Address Transfers
    • The Value of IP Addresses
    • Selling to Providers
    • Selling to Brokers
  • Prepare for a New Method to Acquire Public IP Addresses
    • Provider-Independent Versus Provider-Dependent IP Addresses
  • Start Enabling IPv6 in Your Environment

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