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UK government sells off first group of unused internet addresses

  • 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.”

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