RIR Transfer Policy Guide

Criteria: ARIN

  • Date: September 24, 2015
  • Registry: American Registry for Internet Numbers
  • Reached Final 8: April 24, 2014
  • Number of Transfers: 4,225 since 2011
  • Trafficking restrictions:
    • The buyer must justify the supply it receives based upon no more than 24 months of utilization
    • The seller cannot have received space from ARIN in the 12 months prior to the sale and cannot receive space from ARIN for 12 months after the sale
  • Needs assessment of recipient (buyer):
    • The buyer must justify both existing allocations and the amount transferred (up to 24 months of utilization)
  • Fees:
    • The source (seller) pays a one-time transfer fee of $300 per transaction, in addition normal fees associated with all of the addresses

Criteria: RIPE

  • Date: September 14, 2012
  • Registry: Réseaux IP Européens
  • Reached Final 8: September 14, 2012
  • Number of Transfers: 8,173 since 2012
  • Trafficking restrictions:
    • The buyer cannot re-allocate complete or partial blocks of the same address space to another Local Internet Registry (LIR) for 24 months
    • The buyer must justify the supply it receives according to current RIPE policies
  • Needs assessment of recipient (buyer):
    • The buyer cannot transfer an allocation to another, related entity without justifying the need for space using the current needs-based policies (80% utilization requirement)
  • Fees:
    • No transfer fee mentioned. Re-allocated blocks are no different for the allocations made directly by the RIPE NCC

Criteria: APNIC

  • Date: April 11, 2011
  • Registry: Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre
  • Reached Final 8: April 15, 2011
  • Number of Transfers: 2,741 since 2011
  • Trafficking restrictions:
    • The buyer must justify the supply it receives, and it can receive up to 12 months of utilization
  • Needs assessment of recipient (buyer):
    • The buyer must justify both existing allocations and the amount transferred (up to 12 months of utilization can be justified)
  • Fees:
    • The buyer pays a transfer fee in addition to normal fees
    • This transfer fee is 20% of the membership fee, which varies depending on this size of the block
    • You may use this fee calculator provided by APNIC: http://submit.apnic.net/cgi-bin/feecalc.pl

Criteria: AFRINIC

  • Date: not exhausted yet
  • Registry: African Network Information Centre
  • Reached Final 8: March 31, 2017
  • Number of Transfers: Inter-RIR transfers from AFRINIC not allowed currently
  • Trafficking restrictions:
    • The buyer must justify the supply it receives based on no more than 12 months of utilization
    • The seller cannot have received space from ARIN in the 12 months prior to the sale and cannot receive space from ARIN for 12 months after the sale
    • Buyer and Seller AFRINIC membership fees need to be up to date, and neither buyer nor seller may be in current dispute with AFRINIC
    • Transferred legacy IPv4 resources will lose their legacy status after the transfer
  • Needs assessment of recipient (buyer):
    • The buyer must justify both existing allocations and the amount transferred (up to 12 months of utilization can be justified)
    • There is an 80% utilization requirement
  • Fees: https://www.afrinic.net/library/membership-documents/273-membership-fees

Criteria: LACNIC

  • Date: February 15, 2017 – phase 3 exhaustion
  • Registry: Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre
  • Reached Final 8: May, 2014
  • Number of Transfers: Inter RIR transfers from LACNIC not allowed currently
  • Trafficking restrictions:
    • The seller cannot have received space from ARIN in the 12 months prior to the sale and cannot receive space from ARIN for 12 months after the sale
    • Transferred legacy IPv4 resources will lose their legacy status after the transfer
  • Needs assessment of recipient (buyer):
    • The buyer must justify both existing allocations and the amount transferred (up to 12 months of utilization can be justified)
    • Initial allocations shall not be based on any current or future routing restrictions, but on actual and demonstrated use of IPv4 addresses
  • Fees: At the moment LACNIC does not charge a fee