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Transfers in the RIPE NCC Service Region

Who Can Transfer Resources

All resource holders in the RIPE NCC region can transfer resources in accordance with RIPE policies. Resource holders are either LIRs (Local Internet Registries) or End Users.

Transfer request can only be submitted by the offering LIR or the sponsoring LIR of the offering End User.

The following transfer scenarios are possible: 

  • From LIR to LIR which are different organisations or between two LIRs belonging to the same organisation
  • From End User to End User with the same sponsoring LIR or with a different sponsoring LIR
  • From LIR to End User and vice versa 

 

Which Types of Resources Can Be Transferred

To see which types of resources can be transferred, please refer to the table below.

 

IPv4 Allocation

IPv4 PI

IPv6 Allocation

IPv6 PI

16-bit ASN

32-bit ASN

RIPE NCC membership required

yes

no

yes

no

no

no

Can be sponsored

no

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

Transfer restriction

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

Minimum transfer size

-

-

/32

/48

-

-

Transfer Restriction

IPv4 addresses and 16-bit AS Numbers are by policy restricted from being transferred for 24 months after they have been received either from the RIPE NCC, via a transfer from another organisation or following a change in business structure (e.g. merger/acquisition).

Exception: For transfers between multiple LIR accounts belonging to the same organisation, also referred to as consolidations, the 24 months restriction will only apply once after the resources were received from the RIPE NCC or from another organisation.

Documents Required to Transfer Resources

The following documents are required for a resource transfer in the RIPE NCC service region:

  • Recent company registration document from the offering and receiving party
  • Transfer Agreement signed by both parties. This agreement must be signed by representatives that are legally authorised to sign/act on behalf of the organisation
  • Documentation that proves that signees are authorised to sign on behalf of their organisation (this is usually visible on the company registration document)

If the receiving party is an End User, we will also require:

How to Submit a Transfer Request

The offering party needs to request the transfer via their LIR Portal (under ‘Resources’ -> ‘Request Transfer’) or by clicking the button below.

You will need to fill in the required information and select the resources you wish to transfer. For IPv4 resources, you can also transfer partial blocks of a prefix.

All resource transfers are free of charge.

Request Transfer

Relevant Policies

Resource transfers in our service region are regulated by the following RIPE policies:

RIPE Resource Transfer Policies

Contractual Requirements for Provider Independent Resource Holders in the RIPE NCC Service Region