UK government sells off first group of unused internet addresses
May 23 , 2015
The British government has started selling unused internet addresses.
The first batch of 150,000 such addresses were bought by Norwegian firm Altibox for around £600,000. If the government were to sell all of its unused net addresses, it could earn an estimated £15 million, reports say.
However, some experts have voiced concerns over data issues as the process is carried out.
A government spokesperson said that it “periodically reviews all its assets to consider their financial value.”