Transfers for RIPE Sellers

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 sellers in an RIPE-to-ARIN transfer.

Step 1

1 day
Ensure ARIN account details

RIPE account: Ensure RIPE account details: Make sure you have access to the RIPE account of your Admin or Tech POC. Click here to view the transfer requirements in detail.
Merger & Acquisition: Check to see if your company has undergone M & A.
Block Listing: Check for announcement, spam, and block listing. Read more on block listing here.

Step 2

~ 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. You may list your block for pre-sale review at the same time.

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

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

Step 3

1-3 days
Submit Block for Review

Block Review: Once your blocks are submitted, they will be reviewed by an analyst.

You will receive an Engagement Agreement (EA) from us for you to review.

The EA includes our terms, commission, and other legal details.

Onboarding: If the block is transferable, you will receive a countersigned agreement and an assigned transfer analyst will take you through our onboarding process.

During this step, we will see if your block has gone through M&A, discuss pricing strategies, etc.,

Note: Blocks in RIPE are transferable only after they are held for two years after registration

Step 4

~ 1-3 weeks
Transferring IPv4

(1 – 5 days) Await buyer’s payment: Once payment is received, our experienced analysts will serve as liaison between you and the buyer and provide guidance for the entire transfer process until completion.

(1 – 5 days) Post-payment
Once payment is received in Hilco’s Escrow account, our analyst will provide instructions to submit the RIPE Transfer Request and you will submit the following documents on the RIPE NCC portal:

  • Your Organization Registration Paperwork: Please make sure to prepare the most recently retrieved Registration Paperwork and that the Org. Name registered on your RIPE account matches that of the legal name on your Company Registration Paperwork with your local Chamber of Commerce.

    Note: Changing organization names or getting a new Org-ID after the purchase of the block will drastically delay the transfer process. If your company is based outside of Europe, your paperwork should be less than three months old.

  • Recipient Organization’s Registration Paperwork: Your assigned analyst will collect this information and forward it to you.
  • Transfer Confirmation Letter: A completed and signed Transfer Confirmation Letter should also be submitted to RIPE. You can download this form on RIPE NCC here.
    • Please note that the signatory should be an authorized officer of your company. If RIPE can not verify this, they will request additional documentation.
      • RIPE typically checks the company registration paper to verify this information, so please make sure the signatory is listed on the registration paper.

(1 – 7 days) RIPE review seller’s transfer request.

During this time, RIPE will review the documents you submitted and request additional information when necessary.

Once the due diligence process is completed, RIPE will inform ARIN of their approval for transfer.

Step 5

~ 1 – 5 days
Await ARIN

ARIN will work with the recipient to confirm the prefix transfer, request transfer fee, Justification Paperwork, Officer Attestation, sign the Registration Service Agreement, etc. Once ARIN is satisfied with the documentations provided, they will perform one last due diligence and request a transfer fee from the buyer. Once the transfer fee is processed, ARIN will approve of the transfer and contact RIPE to complete the transfer.

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.