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


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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