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

APNIC policy requires that the other Regional Internet Registry (RIR) must also have a compatible transfer policy. Currently RIPE NCC, ARIN and LACNIC are the only eligible RIR regions.

How to proceed

From another RIR to an APNIC account (Inbound)

The recipient entity of an APNIC 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 to provide justification when APNIC has received a transfer request from another RIR.

From an APNIC account to another RIR (Outbound)

The source entity of an APNIC account needs to complete the template below and email it to admin@apnic.net. Upon successful submission, an email will be sent with the assigned ticket reference number.

Transfer Template


APNIC Inter-RIR Transfer Template

Registration information

1. IPv4 addresses being transferred:
2. Source organization name (authorized registrant):
3. Original allocation date:
4. Recipient organization name:
5. Recipient organization address:
6. Recipient organization contact name:
7. Recipient organization contact phone:
8. Recipient organization contact email:
9. Provide a brief description of the transaction:

RIR information

10. Source RIR:
11. Recipient RIR:

Optional information

*Providing this information will speed up the request process.

12. Organization or membership ID of source organization:
13. Organization or membership ID of recipient organization:


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