An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a sequence of numbers or alphabetic characters that allows a computer connected to the network to be identified geographically, which is essential for both receiving and sending data; the IP protocol regulates the interconnection between networks. According to the IPv4 version, each computer’s IP address is made up of 32 bits and allows the addressing of about 4 billion (232) computers. The growth in the size of the Internet, however, has made this number insufficient and a new version, IPv6, has been defined, which increases the length of the address to 128 bits. The valuation approach of IPv4 addresses, which are currently being exhausted, is essentially based on a market value that can be inferred from auctions conducted on digital platforms.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Internet Protocol (IP) address evaluation|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||DIRITTO DI INTERNET|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- internet protocol