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Looking for IPv4 IPs? We’ve Got IPv4 IPs.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 20, 2022 @ 11:37 pm, by raindog308

If you haven’t heard, there’s a problem with IPv4 exhaustion. If you’re looking to rent or lease IPs, we have the thread for you. There are many choices in the marketplace, and LowEndTalk does not have a financial interest in any transactions.  We’re just happy to offer our network as a community resource for those […]

Is the Golden Age of LowEnd VPSes Coming to a Screeching Halt?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 20, 2022 @ 11:42 am, by raindog308

OVH announced on June 14 that it will begin charging for IPv4 addresses. That loud screaming sound you heard was thousands of low-end hosts watching their profit margins vaporize. “Given the scarcity and therefore the increase in the cost of IPv4, we will not be able to maintain the freeness of additional IPv4,” OVH CEO […]

500 Million New IPv4 Addresses Coming! Well, Maybe. Or Maybe Not.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 2, 2022 @ 11:43 pm, by raindog308

The idea of changing up the IPv4 protocols to free up reserved ranges is not new.  Heck, I posted about it on LowEndTalk at least ten years ago and it wasn’t new then. The idea is simple: when IPv4 was first created, a number of IP ranges were reserved.  Some such as,, and […]

A New Dimension of Connectivity Begins with PubConcierge’s Cutting Edge Network Infrastructure

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

LowEndBox would like to welcome PubConcierge, a company that provides exclusive technical concierge services.  They are a global company that handles IP configuration and infrastructure setup for their clients, freeing them to focus on their strategic goals.  Here’s a little bit about this interesting company and their latest developments. PubConcierge provides a complete overhaul of […]

Learn More About ipv6 with Hurricane Electric’s Free Certification Program

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

As you’ve probably heard, IPv4 has been deprecated and IPv6 is the new network hotness. In fact, it’s been the new protocol on the scene since Windows 95 was a thing. For those born and raised on IPv4, switching over to those new-fangled addresses with all their weird hexadecimal parts and colons and bajillions of […]

Over the Past Year, the Price of an IP Address Has More Than Doubled

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

According to information published IPv4 Global, a IP address auction service, the price of IP addresses between August 2020 and August 2021 has more than doubled. Their data shows that at the end of August 29, 2020 the price per IP was $23.24. As of August 29, 2021, the price was $47.50. IPv4 Global handles […]

Comparing BGP Stacks’ Performance: bird vs. frr vs. OpenBGP vs gobgp Shootout Data Published

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Most users don’t spend a lot of time worrying about BGP, much less BGP performance.  But if you the kind of person who worries about BGP performance, it’s likely very important to you. BGP is the Border Gateway Protocol.  It’s used in routing information on the Internet.  Or if you want a slightly more detailed […]

AFRINIC Cracks Down on IP Fraud

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

AFRINIC (the Regional Internet Authority for Africa which controls allocations of IP addresses on that continent) appears to be cracking down on people who obtain African IPs and use them elewhere. Community member @aveline shared this announcement: TLDR: Cloud Innovation has been put on 90-day notice that their IPs are being taken away. AFRINIC has […]

LowEndBoxTV: Weekend Update for May 1, 2021

Free VPS, Cheap VPS, and Ryzen VPS, plus interviews with DirectAdmin and OnApp, plus our Industry Roundtable on ipv4 exhaustion, plus…whew, it was quite a week! This video is our weekly update of everything that happened on LowEndBox over the last week.  Since this is the first one, we’re actually going back two weeks.  We’re […]

IPv4 Exhaustion: Industry Leaders Give Their Opinion!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Every month, LowEndBox puts a question in front of hosting industry leaders and LEB community providers, who are invited to comment and offer their perspective.  Our goal is to stimulate discussion around important issues in the industry, inform our readership, and help other providers so the community as a whole benefits.  If you have a […]

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