IPv4 Transfer Guide

How do I start?

The source account will need to initiate the transfer using MyAPNIC. It is then acknowledged by the recipient account. For transfers between parties in the APNIC region, the policy requires that both parties need to be APNIC account holders.

How is it evaluated?

After the transfer is acknowledged by the recipient account, APNIC will evaluate the transfer based on the IPv4 transfer criteria. Note that the recipient account needs to acknowledge the transfer within 30 days after it is initiated by the source account, or the transfer request will be cancelled.

Are there any fees for IPv4 transfer?

For any approved IPv4 transfer within the APNIC region, the recipient account will need to pay a transfer fee with the exception of NIR members. The transfer fee is payable before the IPv4 registration in the APNIC Whois Database is updated by APNIC. The transferred IPv4 addresses may affect the renewal fees for the recipient account.

Transfer pre-approval

IPv4 recipient accounts that wish to better manage the transfer and avoid unexpected delays can ask APNIC to evaluate their IPv4 needs before they find any sources of IPv4.

This is known as a transfer pre-approval. Once a source of transfer is found and the transfer size is within the approved request, the process can progress quickly and does not require the recipient to provide justification again.

How do I get a pre-approval?

The account holders need to complete the “Transfer Pre-approval” form in MyAPNIC.

Does a pre-approval expire?

Pre-approvals are valid for 24 months from the approval date.

  • The recipient will be notified by email about their pre-approval size and expiry date.
  • A reminder email will be sent 30 days before their pre-approval expiry date.
  • A notice of pre-approval expiry will be sent after their pre-approval expiry date.

Subsequent pre-approvals

Before an IPv4 address transfer is initiated by the source account, the recipient can lodge a subsequent pre-approval request. When the new request is approved, it will override the existing request.