Transfers for 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 seller in a RIPE-to-RIPE transfer.

Step 1

1 day
Ensure RIPE account details

RIPE account: Make sure you have access to your RIPE account.
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

Step 3

1-3 days
Submit Block for Review

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

If the block is transferable, you will receive an Engagement Agreement (EA) from us for you to review.

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

Onboarding: After signing this agreement, you will go 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 – 7 days) Buyer’s information and registration papers are gathered for the transfer request.

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

(1 day) You will go onto your organization’s LIR account on the RIPE NCC portal and request a transfer. Submit both parties’ information, registration papers, and the signed transfer agreement with the transfer request.

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

During this time, RIPE will contact the buyer to confirm that they wish to receive the space 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.

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 your account.


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