NIR Inter-RIR transfer of unused IPv4 addresses and/or AS numbers

How to proceed

  1. The recipient entity of an NIR account needs to ask the source entity to contact their RIR to initiate the transfer of IPv4 and/or AS numbers (Internet number resources). APNIC will contact the recipient account’s NIR when APNIC has received a transfer request from another RIR.
  2. The source entity of an APNIC NIR account needs to contact their NIR with the information requested in the template below. Their NIR will submit their transfer request to APNIC on their behalf.

Transfer Template


Inter-RIR Transfer Template

Registration information

1. List the Internet number resources being transferred, their original allocation dates and specify any with the status of “Legacy”:

For example: <resource> <original allocation date> <Legacy: Yes/No>

2. Source organization name:
3. Source organization registration number and established state/economy:

Each organization upon establishment receives an 'Organization Registration Number' issued by their local authority.

Please list both the registration number and the authority that issued it. For example, <Registration Number>, established in/issued by <State/Economy>.

4. Recipient organization name: 
5. Recipient organization address: 
6. Recipient organization contact name: 
7. Recipient organization contact phone: 
8. Recipient organization contact email: 

RIR information 

9. Source RIR: 
10. Recipient RIR: 

Optional information: 

*Please note, if you provide the information below, this will speed up the request process:

11. Organization or membership/reg ID of source organization: 
12. Organization or membership/reg ID of recipient organization:

By providing the information in the Inter-RIR Transfer Template you consent to that information being shared with the other RIR, and third parties engaged by APNIC and the other RIR, in order to complete necessary checks on the proposed transfer.


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