Who is v4Now?
v4Now is a business unit of eintellego Networks that specialises on IPv4 resources. v4Now was started because there is an increasing demand for IPv4 resources as the Internet quickly runs out. Here is the current snapshot.
APNIC – Ran out in April 2011
RIPE – Ran out in September 2012
LACNIC – Ran out in June 2014
ARIN – Ran out in September 2015
AFRINIC – Expected to run out in June 2018
Sourced from: www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/
The world population is approximately 7.2 billion people, and 4.2 billion of those are in the APNIC region. Additionally, the populations of China and India combined have 2.5 billion people, and are the fastest growing users of technology and the Internet in the world.
v4Now was started by the founders of eintellego Networks to address the need in the market place for resource allocation. We have now reached a point where the exhaustion of IPv4 resources are starting to slow down or inhibit business growth.
Businesses and ISP’s in the APNIC region are now turning to the open market to buy IPv4 resources. Buying and selling however is proving difficult as there is no structured or regulated marketplace. This is where eintellego Networks saw a need and has established the v4Now business unit.
eintellego Networks is a specialist network integrator whose staff have been involved in the building of over 270 Service Provider networks across the world. eintellego Networks founder – Skeeve Stevens has also been involved with Internet Governance and is a former Co-Chair of the APNIC Policy Committee and former Director of the Internet Society of Australia.
v4Now has been established with two important purposes:
1) Getting resources to those who need it
2) The needs of the APNIC region
v4Now is unashamedly biased towards the buyers of IPv4 resources who are based in the APNIC region. We will work with sellers anywhere in the world as long as those resources are coming into the APNIC region to businesses and Service Providers who need them.
Most brokers of anything are purely in the business for their commission. We at v4Now do charge for our services, but in a fair and equitable way that does not exploit the buyers of resources or by taking large commissions from the sellers.
At v4Now, you can be sure that you will be looked after by people who are passionate about Internet Governance and who are here to help you navigate your resource requirements until IPv6 critical penetration is reached.
v4Now/eintellego Networks are the only registered brokers in the APNIC region that are based in this region and who focus on the resources of this region. Through our extensive experience in the region we understand your needs as well as the governance policies and trends within the APNIC region.