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Draft: Policy for Inter-RIR Transfers of Internet Resources


This policy describes the transfer of Internet number resources between an LIR of another Regional Internet Registry (RIR) and an entity or LIR within the RIPE NCC service region.

1.0 Introduction

This policy outlines the rules for Internet number resource transfers between the RIPE NCC and other RIR service regions.

1.1 Scope

The policy for transferring Internet number resources to or from the RIPE NCC service region will be general for any resource. A transfer policy must exist for each type of Internet number resource within the RIPE NCC service region.

2.0 Transferring Internet Resources to the RIPE NCC Service Region

The RIPE NCC shall accept all transfers of Internet number resources to its service region, provided they comply with the policies relating to transfers within its service region.

When Internet number resources are transferred from another RIR, the RIPE NCC will work with its member LIR to fulfil any requirements of the sending RIR.

3.0 Transferring Internet Resources from the RIPE NCC Service Region 

When transferring Internet number resources to another RIR, the RIPE NCC will follow the transfer policies that apply within its own service region. The RIPE NCC will also comply with the commitments imposed by the receiving RIR, in order to facilitate the transfer.