Mergers and Acquisitions
Transfer of Allocated Resources
An organisation that receives allocated IPv4 or IPv6 address space currently held by a RIPE NCC member (LIR), needs to be a member of the RIPE NCC. In the case of a merger or acquisition, the receiving organisation can:
- Apply to be a member prior to the transfer taking place (more information can be found here).
- Assume the membership of the transferring organisation (if all of the member's Internet Number Resources are being transferred). The transferring organisation is then no longer considered a member.
How to get Started With a Transfer due to a Merger or Acquisition
In the case of a merger or acquisition, the LIR holding the address space, or the sponsoring LIR of either the transferring or receiving End User, can contact the RIPE NCC using the registry update function in the LIR Portal.
The request should include:
- The resources being transferred
- The signed by both parties. This agreement must be signed by company directors that are legally authorised to sign/act on behalf of the organisation
- The company name and contact details of both parties
- Recent company registration papers for both parties
- Official legal documents issued by a national authority proving that a merger or acquisition has taken place
Updating the Company Name
If a RIPE NCC member has changed their legal name, this will need to be updated prior to the RIPE NCC processing any transfers. To update the company name in our records, the member can contact the RIPE NCC using the registry update function in the LIR Portal and include:
- The new company registration papers
- The official legal documents supporting this change
Further Detail on Transfers
For further detail please refer to the RIPE NCC Procedural Document, "Transfer of Internet Number Resource Records and Change of a Member's Official Legal Name".