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 Thursday, 24 March 2011
Microsoft spends $7.5 million on IP addresses: Itís official, IP addresses are now more expensive than domain names.

By Kevin Murphy, March 24, 2011, 13:22:24 (UTC), Domain Tech. Nortel Networks, the bankrupt networking hardware vendor, has sold 666,624 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million, according to Delaware bankruptcy court documents (pdf). Thatís $11.25 per address, more than youíd expect to pay for a .com domain name. According to the article, the total value of the entire IPv4 address space, if the price Microsoft is willing to pay is a good guide, is approximately $48.3 billion.