Early Registration Transfer (ERX)Project
We completed the transfer of ASN Registrations in 2002.
When the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) was formed in December 1997, it inherited the InterNIC database of existing IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) as well as the responsibility to maintain the records in it. These records became known as 'early registrations'.
Discussions regarding early registrations took place amongst the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and throughout their communities. These RIRs include the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC), and the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC).
A decision was made that the interests of the holders of these early registrations would be best served by managing the resources through the RIR appropriate to the region in which they reside.