Nortel, which filed for bankruptcy protectection in 2009, has sold its IPv4 address allotment for a cool $7.5 million to Microsoft, which equates to a price of $11.25 per IP address. reports the Internet Goverance Project blog.
The filing at the Delaware Bankruptcy Court states:
Because of the limited supply of IPv4 addresses, there is currently an opportunity to realize value from marketing the Internet Numbers, which opportunity will diminish over time as IPv6 addresses are more widely adopted.
666,624 IPv4 Numbers have been sold to Microsoft.