Transfers for 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 RIPE-to-RIPE transfer.

Step 1

1-3 days
Create an RIPE account

Register your RIPE account: Prior to purchasing IPv4 for your organization, you should make sure to have a registered account in your local regional internet registry (RIR).

To discover if you have a registered account, please go to the RIPE Database, and type you company name.

To register an account, visit to get started.

Create an Org-ID: This is the identifier unique to your organization.

Visit Creating Organization Objects on RIPE’s website for information on how to create and manage Org IDs.

You will be asked to enter a contact such as Admin, Tech, or Abuse contact for your organization.

You will also be asked to provide a signed Registration Service Agreement by an authorized person at your organization.

Note: Please make sure the Org. Name registered on this account matches that of 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.

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. 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:

  • RIPE Org-ID  Please note that if your organization is not an LIR, you will need to have a sponsoring LIR and the block must be a provider independent (PI) space. You can check if your organization is an LIR by checking your org-type in your company’s Org-Object in the RIPE database. You can check to see if the block is a PI space by looking at the block’s status in the RIPE database.
  • Org website
  • Proof of your affiliation to your organization

Step 3

1-3 days
Set Up Vendor Purchase Order between your organization and IPV4.Global

Set up Vendor Account: During this step, we provide your accounts payable team with any information/documentation they may need to set up payment to us.

To get started, please reach out to one of our Transfer Analysts or contact us through our Contact Us forms.

As agents, we hold the funds in our Escrow until the addresses are completely transferred to our recipient ensuring the security and reliability of our transfers.

Once the block is successfully transferred to the recipient’s RIPE 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 4

~ 1-3 weeks
Purchasing IPv4

(1 – 5 days) Remit payment. Standard methods include wiring into Escrow or using

Once purchased, our analysts will serve as liaison between you and the seller and provide guidance through the entire transfer process until completion.

(1-7 days) Gather all the required information and documents for the seller:

Buyer Information

  • Company Name
  • Company Address
  • Authorized Signatory Name
  • Title of Authorized Signatory
  • Business Registration Number
  • RIPE Org ID

Business Registration Papers

Please note that if your company is registered outside of RIPE, the business registration papers must be less than three months old.

(1-3 days) A RIPE Transfer Agreement will be sent out to both parties to review and sign.

(1 day) The seller will go onto their LIR account on the RIPE NCC portal and request a transfer. The seller will submit the information and documents gathered earlier in their transfer request.

Please note that if you are If you are not an LIR, you will need your sponsoring LIR to submit the document on your behalf.

(1 – 7 days) RIPE will review the seller’s request

During this time, RIPE will contact you to confirm that you want the space transferred to your organization’s account and ask for any additional information they may need.

(1 day) Once the due diligence process is completed, RIPE will transfer the block and update the database.

Note: Payment deadline is 5 days after block’s sale ended.

Step 5

1 day
Transfer Completion

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


To help ensure you have all the documents you will need ready before your IP purchase, download our Buyers’ Checklist by clicking here.