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Transfer of IPv6 Allocated Space

LIRs can transfer IPv6 addresses that were previously allocated to them by the RIPE NCC.

Who Can Receive a Transfer of Allocated IPv6 Space

In order to be eligible to receive a transfer of allocated IPv6 space from another organisation, the receiving party must:

  • Be a member of the RIPE NCC
  • Have the transfer approved by the RIPE NCC according to the requirements outlined in the existing RIPE Transfer Policy
  • Confirm that it will make sub-allocations to other organisations and/or End Site assignments within two years

IPv6 address space can also be transferred as part of a merger or acquisition

Who Can Transfer Allocated IPv6 Space

Any legitimate holder of allocated IPv6 space can transfer this to another member in the RIPE NCC service region, provided:

  • The address space is registered in the RIPE NCC service region
  • The address space is not transferred outside of the RIPE NCC service region*
  • The block that is to be transferred is not smaller than the minimum allocation size at the time of re-allocation (currently /32)

To Get Started With The Transfer

To get started with a transfer of allocated IPv6 space, the transferring member can submit a transfer request to the RIPE NCC using the registry update function in the LIR Portal.

The request should include:

  • The resources being transferred
  • The Transfer Agreement 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
  • Whether the transfer is to be permanent or temporary (in the case of a temporary transfer, specify until which date the resources are to be transferred)

Further Detail on Transfers

For further detail refer to the RIPE NCC Procuedural Document "Transfer of Internet Number Resource Records and Change of Members Official Legal Name".

Note: before submitting a transfer request, please review all related inet6num, route and domain objects in the RIPE Database. All objects larger than the address range being transferred, will need to be deleted.

*Although the RIPE NCC has implemented the "Policy for Inter-RIR Transfers of Internet Resources", at this time there are no policies for IPv6 transfers in the other regions (LACNIC, APNIC, ARIN, AFRINIC) that allow inter-RIR transfers. Once such a policy has been implemented by another RIR, this option will become available.