How To Protect Yourself When Selling IP Addresses
So, you're thinking of selling your IP addresses. Well, that's a start, but transitioning from a simple thought to an actual transaction is a bit of a process. A process that requires careful consideration on your part to ensure success. Here are some tips to lead you in the right direction.
If you're thinking of selling these addresses, it's not simply something you're looking to do without any gain on your part. The ultimate goal is to earn a profit, and not just any profit, but the largest one you can. To do this you need to consider both the current value of the addresses, as well as their future value.
For instance, even if you think you have a buyer in mind now, if your research shows evidence that your addresses will increase in value by 10% over the next 6 months, it might be wise to hold off on the sale and wait until this increase in value has occurred to earn a greater profit.
In order to save yourself a great deal of stress and a failed deal, it's important to first begin by researching the buyer. The main thing to look into is whether or not they have approval from the regional internet registry, or RIR, organization in their area that is responsible for reviewing and approval the sale of these addresses.
In many cases, the sale will not meet final approval if it has not. Not only will the deal die, but in some instances, you could be met with a fine or other penalties. Especially if this is something you're failing to do routinely. Checking this information is easy and valuable.
Another thing to investigate is whether there will be a confidentially agreement in place. With these types of transactions, the seller or the buyer can initiate it, but the more important thing is that one is in place. If you don't have this type of agreement in hand, you leave yourself vulnerable in the future.
Not only may the information about the addresses you sold be subject to public view, but the specifics of the deal could also be exposed. Always have a confidentially agreement prepared on your end. If the buyer has their own agreement, you can simply set yours aside, but if they don't, signing your agreement needs to be a part of the deal before it is completed.
The more planning that goes into the selling process, the greater the profit potential and the lesser the hassles involved. Always take your time to protect yourself.