Info! Please note that this translation has been provided at best effort, for your convenience. The English page remains the official version.

Number Resources Transfer Policy


  • Ref. Name:
  • Submitted:
    29 October 2015
  • Status:
  • Author(s):
    - Mark Elkins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Posix Systems

1.0) Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

AFRINIC is the only Regional Internet Registry without a Transfer policy for the movement of numbering resources - both in and out of the Region. APNIC, RIPE NCC and ARIN have compatible Transfer Policies, so it would seem wise to be compatible with them.


2.0) Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem

The Policy solves the issue of an African organisation using space in another Region. This Proposal currently does not attempt to address Legacy Resources (IPv4 and ASN's) - that is resources that are in the AFRINIC Region and were acquired before ARIN existed. Legacy Resources may be moved out of the AFRINIC region and redeployed freely. They may however be subject to the receiving RIR's policies.


3.0) Proposal

3.1 The source entity must be the current rights holder of the IPv4 address resources recognized by the RIR responsible for the resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.

  1. Source entities outside of the AFRINIC region must meet any requirements defined by the RIR where the source entity holds the registration.
  2. Source entities within the AFRINIC region will not be eligible to receive any further IPv4 address allocations or assignments from AFRINIC for a period of 12 months after a transfer approval, or until the exhaustion of AFRINIC's IPv4 space, whichever occurs first. This restriction is excluded if the Resource is transferred to the same business entity operating in a different region.
  3. Source entities within the AFRINIC region must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from AFRINIC for the 12 months prior to the approval of transfer request. This restriction excludes Mergers and Acquisitions transfers and Transfers to the same business entity in a different region.
  4. The minimum transfer size is a /24.

3.2 - Conditions on recipient of the transfer:

  • The conditions on a recipient outside of the AFRINIC region will be defined by the policies of the receiving RIR.
  • Recipients within the AFRINIC region will be subject to current AFRINIC policies and sign an RSA for the resources being received.
  • Recipients within the AFRINIC region must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IPv4 address space.
  • The minimum transfer size is a /24.

4.0 Version History

03 Nov 2015 Version 1 posted to the rpd list
01 Nov 2016 Withdrawn by Authors
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Last Modified on -