5 May 2021 | 4 min read

How to Monetize Your IP Subnet in the Marketplace

A step-by-step guide on how to monetize your subnet via the IPXO Marketplace.

The IPXO Marketplace is an amazing platform that allows individuals and companies to easily lease and monetize their owned IP resources. 

Use the information provided in this guide to learn how to monetize your IPs in the Marketplace.

Prerequisites

Before uploading the subnet to the IPXO Marketplace, you have to make sure that the subnet has the right status.  

AFRINIC inetnum status

This table shows which statuses are acceptable if you want to add subnets to the IPXO Marketplace from AFRINIC. 

Inetnum Status Action 
Sub-Allocated PA Authorize by adding IPXO-MNT as mnt-by 
Allocated PA (mask = 24) Unsupported
Allocated PA (mask < 24) Create a more specific inetnum with Assigned PA status and add IPXO-MNT as mnt-by 
Assigned PA Authorize by adding IPXO-MNT as mnt-by 
Legacy Unsupported

ARIN inetnum status 

This table shows which statuses are acceptable if you want to add subnets to the IPXO Marketplace from ARIN. 

NetType Action 
Direct Allocation Reallocate to IPXO LLC (OrgID: IL-845)
Direct Assignment Unsupported: To change your Direct Assignment to Direct Allocation, open a ticket and request the change of the status
Reassigned Unsupported 
Reallocated Supported if reallocated to IPXO LLC (OrgID: IL-845
Legacy Unsupported  

LACNIC inetnum status

This table shows which statuses are acceptable if you want to add subnets to the IPXO Marketplace from LACNIC. 

Inetnum Status  Action 
Direct Allocation Reallocate to IPXO Ltd. OrgID: BZ-IPLT2-LACNIC 
Direct Allocation (=/24) Unsupported 
Allocated Reallocate to IPXO Ltd. OrgID: BZ-IPLT2-LACNIC 
Allocated (=/24) Unsupported 
Legacy Reallocated (=/24) Reallocated  Unsupported: Reallocate to IPXO Ltd. OrgID: BZ-IPLT2-LACNIC 

RIPE inetnum status 

This table shows which statuses are acceptable if you want to add subnets to the IPXO Marketplace from RIPE. 

Inetnum Status Action 
Sub-Allocated PA Authorize by adding IPXO-MNT as mnt-by 
Legacy Unsupported
Allocated PA (mask = 24) Authorize via ROA and by adding IPXO-MNT as mnt-lower, mnt-domains, mnt-routes
Assigned PA Unsupported: Recreate the inetnum with a Sub-Allocated PA status
Allocated PA (mask < 24) Create a more specific inetnum with Sub-Allocated PA status and add IPXO-MNT as mnt-by 
Assigned PI Unsupported: Here is an official guide from RIPE on how to convert an Assigned PI to an Allocated PA 

Important! Before you proceed, make sure that your IP range is ready to be leased in the Marketplace. You can find more information about that in our How to Prepare Your Subnet for the IPXO Marketplace guide. 

Step 1: Add the subnet via the IPXO Portal

Log in to the IPXO Portal and click Monetize IPs in the menu at the top. Add your subnet(s) to the field and click Add. Finally, click Next to move to the following step.

Add IPs to the Marketplace menu in the IPXO Marketplace import menu.
Adding subnets in the Import step

Step 2: Set your subnet’s details

In the following step, called Setup, select your subnet and click the Set Up icon on the right.

Set Up icon highlighted in the IPXO Marketplace subnet setup menu.
Set Up icon in the Setup step

Choose the following settings and then click Next:

  1. The minimum and maximum split sizes of your subnet 
  2. The desired expiration date that defines how long your IP range will be visible in the Marketplace 
  3. Set Auto renewal if you want your subnet to be automatically renewed for an additional 12-month period two months before the expiration date 
  4. Set Hide from marketplace if you want your subnet to be hidden from the IPXO Marketplace 
Edit subnet menu in the IPXO Marketplace subnet setup menu.
Edit subnet menu in the Setup step

Click Next to move to the following step.

Next button highlighted in the IPXO Marketplace subnet setup menu.
Click Next to move to the Pricing step

Step 3: Set your subnet’s price

In the following step, called Pricing, select your subnet and click the Set Up icon on the right.

Set Up icon highlighted in the IPXO Marketplace subnet pricing menu.
Set Up icon in the Pricing step

Enter the desired price into the Subnet price /mo field and click Next.

Note: The set price per month does not include the additional IPXO commissions. The commission is listed in the Commissions column. The full price in the IPOX Marketplace is shown in the Marketplace price column. 

Subnet price per month field in the IPXO Marketplace subnet setup menu.
Price Setup menu in the Pricing step

You can learn more about earnings and payouts using our Earnings and Payouts in the IPXO Marketplace guide.

Click Next to move to the following step.

Next button highlighted in the IPXO Marketplace Pricing menu.
Click Next to move to the Finalize step

Step 4: Finalize the setup of your subnet(s)

In the last step, called Finalize, check if the details are correct. Accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy agreements only after carefully reading through them. Finally, click Confirm.

Confirm button in the IPXO Marketplace finalize subnet setup menu.
Confirmation of the subnet setup

Once you submit your subnet, it will have the Pending authorization status. Once your IP range ownership is verified, the subnet will be checked for validation. After that, it will be publicly visible in the IPXO Marketplace

Note: You can learn more about the Subnet Ownership Confirmation using our guide. 

If you have any further questions, make sure to contact our Customer Support team at Help IPXO

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