Transfers for APNIC Buyers

The IP transfer process can be daunting if one is not familiar with the information required by each RIR. A number of reasons drive the detailed requirements for a transfer, including privacy, security and transparency. All reasonable goals, certainly. But in order to satisfy these requests, fairly precise steps must be taken to transfer an IP block between user entities.

Our team has experience in the process. We have successfully completed thousands of transfers and assist buyers on a daily basis. We provide a streamlined transfer process without sacrificing clear communication and procedural accuracy. Not surprisingly, to ensure a fast transfer, client cooperation is key. In order to make transfers more understandable, and therefore comfortable, the following describes the transfer process for IPv4 buyers in an APNIC-to-APNIC transfer.

Step 1

1-3 days
Create an APNIC account

Register your APNIC account: Before making your purchase on IPv4.Global, your organization should have an active account with APNIC (and your local NIR, if applicable)

To discover if you have a registered account, please go to the APNIC website, and type your company name.

If you do not have an account with APNIC, please visit login.apnic.net and click “Register” to get started. To acquire IP addresses and/or ASNs, you must be an APNIC member.

  • Fill the New Membership Application to proceed.
  • Select “I am applying for APNIC membership only” and click on “Proceed”
  • You will be asked to enter the following information:
  • Corporate contact (Primary account holder information. Please prepare ID, Letter of employment, Passport, or Driver’s License)
  • Secondary contact (Secondary point of contact for the account. Please prepare ID, Letter of employment, Passport, or Driver’s License)
  • Organization details (Basic information about your organization. Please prepare your Company Registration Paperwork.)
  • Billing details (Billing information for invoices and payments)
  • Qualifying documentation (Files to demonstrate your internet resource needs and your eligibility)

An organization object will be created automatically for all APNIC account holders upon membership approval. This is the identifier unique to your organization. Please see Organization Object FAQ on APNIC’s website for details on Org ID usage and management.

Note: Please make sure the Org. Name registered on this account matches the legal name on your Company Registration Paperwork with your local Chamber of Commerce. Changing organization names or getting a new Org-ID after the purchase of the block will drastically delay the transfer process.

APNIC membership sign up fee is AUD 500 and Annual Membership fee is dependent  on the number of addresses the organization holds. See APNIC
Membership Fee details here.

Step 2

1-2 weeks
APNIC Pre-Approval

Submit Pre-Approval Request:

If this is your first-time purchasing IP addresses, APNIC will request justification information for your 24-months IP addressing needs.

Providing justification after purchasing IP on our website, could extend the transfer process, so we recommend submitting a Pre-Approval request to APNIC beforehand.

See instructions on how to submit the APNIC Pre-Approval Request here. (Pre-Approval Validity: 2 years)

Note: Once the two years are up, you will need to file for justification once more to maintain pre-approved status. The recipient will also be required to provide additional justification when the size of transfer to receive is larger than what has already been pre-approved.

Step 3

1 day
Register Account on IPv4.Global

Register Account: Register with us at IPV4.Global. During this step, one of our analysts will review your registration. If all checks out, our analyst will reach out for Buyer in-take.

When registering your account, it is best to provide the following information to gain approval:

  • ARIN Org-ID
  • Org website
  • Proof of your affiliation to your organization
  • Company Registration Paperwork (most recent)

Note: If we are not able to approve your account with the information already provided, we will reach out to confirm your details.

Step 4

~ 1-3 days

Set up IPv4.Global in your accounts payable system.

Please contact our team  if your accounts payable team requires any information or documentation to complete the set up.

We hold the funds in Escrow until the internet resource(s) are transferred to the recipient ensuring the security and reliability of our transfers.

Once the internet resource(s) are successfully transferred to your organization’s APNIC account, we will release the funds to the seller.

Note: It is extremely important that this step is done before the purchase of the block on our site, as late payment could severely impact the transfer process leading to delays or cancellations.

Step 5

~ 1 – 3 weeks
Purchasing IPv4

(~1 – 5 days) Once you place your purchase, a transfer analyst will reach out to you to begin the payment process and will serve as a liaison between you and the seller throughout the entire transfer.

On the invoice generated by our platform, you will be given the option to remit payment into escrow via wire transfer, ACH, and Escrow.com. Purchases under $30,000.00 USD can be paid by credit card.

Note: Payment deadline is 5 business days after the sale has ended.

Gather all the required information and documents for the seller and forward it to your transfer analyst.

Recipient’s Information:

  • Recipient Organization Name:
  • Recipient Organization ID:
    Recipient Organization APNIC Account Number:

If you have Pre-Approval:

(~1 day)
– Notify your transfer analyst of Pre-Approval and provide the Pre-Approval Ticket Request Number and Expiration Date.

If you do not have Pre-Approval:

(~1-2 weeks) Please wait for APNIC to request justification paperwork after the Seller submits their transfer request.
*Note: Supporting documents includes: network plans, diagrams, equipment invoices, service agreements with upstream providers, etc.

(~1-2 days) Await approval: Once APNIC approves the transfer, they will issue a transfer fee invoice to your account in the APNIC portal.

You can see the APNIC transfer fee structure here and calculate your potential fee here. Please see APNIC’s payment options here, we recommend paying the transfer fee with a credit card.

If your organization requires a purchase order for payment, please have your accounts payable team prepare beforehand so as to not delay the transfer.

After the transfer fee has been paid, APNIC will proceed with the transfer of the resource(s). Upon transfer completion, APNIC will update the Whois database.

Step 6
~ 1 day

Transfer Completion

Completion Notice: Our Analyst will notify you that the transfer is complete and announce the release of funds to your account.