I know you can buy static IP allocation through http://www.IANNA.org
but still it's not an easy process and you generaly need to buy several at a time. Most, if not all, ISP's own their own range of static IP's, but how are they able to do it. Do I have to registar as an ISP? I have been searhing for a while and I know it can be done.
Here is an excerpt i read from http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2050.txt
accessable through http://www.iana.org/ipaddress/ip-addresses.htm
at the bottom of the page.
The addressing constraints described in this document are largely the
result of the interaction of existing router technology, address
assignment, and architectural history. After extensive review and
discussion, the authors of this document, the IETF working group that
reviewed it and the IESG have concluded that there are no other
currently deployable technologies available to overcome these
limitations. In the event that routing or router technology develops
to the point that adequate routing aggregation can be achieved by
other means or that routers can deal with larger routing and more
dynamic tables, it may be appropriate to review these constraints.
Internet address space is distributed according to the following
1) Conservation: Fair distribution of globally unique Internet address
space according to the operational needs of the end-users and Internet
Service Providers operating networks using this address space.
Prevention of stockpiling in order to maximize the lifetime of the
Internet address space.
2) Routability: Distribution of globally unique Internet addresses
in a hierarchical manner, permitting the routing scalability of
the addresses. This scalability is necessary to ensure proper
operation of Internet routing, although it must be stressed that
routability is in no way guaranteed with the allocation or
assignment of IPv4 addresses.
3) Registration: Provision of a public registry documenting address
space allocation and assignment. This is necessary to ensure
uniqueness and to provide information for Internet trouble shooting
at all levels.
According to this, in number 1 (Fair distribution of globally unique Internet address space according to the operational needs of the end-users
and Internet Service Providers operating networks using this address space.
it is possable, and must be fairly
distributed. It can like-wise be looked at as ISP's hording the address space from the end users, also described in the document. So, provisions have been made to make it possable for an individual to own static IP addresses.