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Policy for Inter-RIR Transfers of IPv4 Address Space

Abstract:

This policy describes the transfers of IPv4 address space between LIRs of different Regional Internet Registries.

 

Content

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Scope
  • 1.2 Definitions
    • 1.2.1 Originating LIR
    • 1.2.2 Originating RIR
    • 1.2.3 Originating Policy
    • 1.2.4 Destination LIR
    • 1.2.5 Destination RIR
    • 1.2.6 Destination Policy
  • 2.0 Transferring IPv4 address space to the RIPE NCC service region
  • 3.0 Transferring IPv4 address space from the RIPE NCC service region
  • 4.0 Attribution

 

1.0 Introduction

Apart from transfers of address space within the service region of the RIPE NCC, this policy defines the framework that outlines what specific rules apply to IPv4 address space transfers in between the different RIR regions. Because of its multi-regional nature and the geographical scope of RIPE policy, this policy also refers to policies for transfer of IPv4 address space as defined by other regions.

 

1.1 Scope

This document describes the policy for transferring IPv4 address space to or from the RIPE NCC service region. This policy applies only to IPv4 address space and not to any other number resources. This document does not describe any rules about transfers of IPv4 address space within the RIPE NCC service region; instead it refers to those rules to maintain a single set of rules for all IPv4 address space transfers as much as possible.

 

1.2 Definitions

 

1.2.1 Originating LIR

The LIR that the IPv4 address space is transferring away from.

 

1.2.2 Originating RIR

The RIR responsible for the service region in which the Originating LIR is present.

 

1.2.3 Originating Policy

The current and relevant address policies within the Originating RIR service region at the time of the transfer.

 

1.2.4 Destination LIR

The LIR that is receiving the transferred IPv4 address space.

 

1.2.5 Destination RIR

The RIR responsible for the service region in which the Destination LIR is present.

 

1.2.6 Destination Policy

The current and relevant address policies within the Destination RIR service region at the time of the transfer.

 

2.0 Transferring IPv4 address space to the RIPE NCC service region

RIPE NCC shall accept any IPv4 address space transferred to the RIPE NCC service region, provided:

  1. The Originating LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Originating Policy;
  2. The Destination LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Destination Policy;
  3. The Destination LIR is qualified to receive the transferred IPv4 address space as outlined in the policy for transfers within the RIPE NCC service region, as defined in Chapter 5.5 “Transfers of Allocations” of “IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region”;
  4. There must be an inter-RIR IPv4 transfer policy in effect in the Originating RIR service region at the time of transfer.

 

3.0 Transferring IPv4 address space from the RIPE NCC service region

RIPE NCC shall accept any IPv4 address space transferred from the RIPE NCC service region, provided:

  1. The Originating LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Originating Policy;
  2. The Destination LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Destination Policy;
  3. Originating LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the policy for transfers within the RIPE NCC service region, as defined in Chapter 5.5 “Transfers of Allocations” of “IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region”;
  4. There must be an inter-RIR IPv4 transfer policy in effect in the Destination RIR service region at the time of transfer.

 

4.0 Attribution

 

This document is developed by the RIPE Community.

The following people actively contributed by making proposal through the RIPE NCC Policy Development Process:

Sandra Brown