IPv4 address transfer
What is IPv4 address transfer?
• A transfer occurs when IPv4 addresses are moved
from one legal entity (the source) to another (the
• The transfer will change the custodianship of IPv4
address from the source entity to the recipient.
• As of today, there are 31 requests of IPv4 address
transfer have been processed for Indonesia.
Who can do it and how?
IPv4 address can be transferred between your
ü Other APNIC members
ü Member of NIRs within APNIC
ü Member of other RIRs, e.g. ARIN
Let’s move to the next slides to see how you can do it J
Transfer between APNIC members
• APNIC current account holders may transfer IPv4
address blocks of /24 or greater between each other.
• The addresses must be administered by APNIC.
• How to initiate such transfer request?
• Source account to initiate transfer and the recipient
account to accept transfer via MyAPNIC
• Recipient account to justify the needs of the
resources that will be transferred thru evaluation
process by APNIC
• Is there any transfer fees involved?
Transfer between APNIC and NIRs
• Transfer from APNIC member to NIRs member:
- Source account submit the request to APNIC
- APNIC contact the recipient NIR
- Transfer request evaluated by NIR
• Transfer from NIRs member to APNIC member:
- Source entity submit the request to their NIR
- The NIR contact APNIC
- APNIC contact the recipient and evaluate
Transfer with other RIR members
• Transfer from APNIC member to other RIR member:
- Source entity submit the request to APNIC
- APNIC contact the recipient RIR
• Transfer from other RIR member to APNIC member:
- Source entity submit the request to their RIR
- The RIR contact APNIC
• Transfer requests are evaluated by APNIC and the RIR
• Transfer fees? Check APNIC and the RIR website
Total number of IPv4 transfer
over the years
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
How many IPv4 transfers involved in
final /8 (103/8)
2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(Not including the
IANA recycled pool)
• IPv4 Transfer Pre-approval
• IPv4 Transfer Listing Service
• Mailing list
[08 June 2015]
IPv4 Transfer Pre-approval
• It allows the to demonstrate your need for the IPv4
block in advance
• Allows the transfer process to be completed faster as
the evaluation is done beforehand
How to submit?
Complete the “Transfer pre-approval” form via MyAPNIC
More info: http://www.apnic.net/pre-approval
Transfer Pre-approval form in MyAPNIC
IPv4 Transfer listing service
• List Members who have received pre-approval from
APNIC, and have given APNIC permission to make their
needs on a public website
• To help source account make contact with recipient
account that requires more IPv4 address
• For more information, please visit:
APNIC Transfer Mailing list
• Facilitate discussion on topics related to IPv4 transfer
• Share availability of unused IPv4 address
• Discuss your requirement of IPv4 address
• To subscribe to the mailing list, please visit:
Internet resources transfer due to
• Due to organization restructure/ acquisition of one
organization by another
• What documentation are required?
– e.g. sales/ transfer agreement issue by local authorities
• Transfer Condition: recipient account needs to become an
• No transfer fees are involved
• Next renewal fee is calculated based on total resource
The APNIC policy
Why is Policy Development
• Fair and consistent distribution of Internet number
• Anyone can participate in how Internet number resources
– How much Internet number resources you can get
– How IP addresses are transferred
Current APNIC IPv4 address policy
• Friday, 15 April 2011: each APNIC account holder is only
eligible to receive IPv4 address /22 from the APNIC 103/8
• Tuesday, 27 May 2014: each APNIC account holder
became eligible to receive additional delegations up to a
maximum of /22 address space from IANA recycled pool.
• Spirit of the policies: to assist existing and new members
on their IPv4 requirement during the transition to IPv6.
• Indonesia has received 486144 IPv4 addresses under this
More on Policy
• Single policy document
– To make it easier for users to consult the policy documentation,
APNIC Secretariat has recently merged seven different policy
documents in a single policy manual.
• Policy Champions program
– A campaign to encourage NOGs to participate in the Policy