Transfers for APNIC 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 APNIC-to-ARIN transfer.

Step 1

1 day
Ensure APNIC account details

Make sure you have access to the APNIC account of your Corporate Contact and Secondary Contact. 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.

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:

  • APNIC Org-ID
  • Organization’s 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. An Engagement Agreement (EA) will be sent to your email through Adobe Sign to be reviewed and signed. If there are any questions about the transferability of your block, we will contact you to request more information.

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: 103/8 addresses are transferable only after they are held for five years after delegation.

Step 4

~ 1-3 weeks
Transferring IPv4

(1 – 5 days) Await buyer’s payment
Once the block is purchased, our experienced analysts will serve as liaison between you and the buyer, and provide guidance in collecting the required documents to complete the transfer. Buyers are given five business days to remit payment into escrow.

(1 day) Post-payment
Once payment is received in Hilco’s Escrow account, our analyst will provide instructions to submit the APNIC Transfer Request. During this process, you will complete and email the following template to admin@apnic.net.

Upon successful submission, an email will be sent to you with the assigned ticket reference number. Please forward this ticket number to your Hilco Analyst or Cc Hilco Analyst in your email thread for best assistance.

(1 – 7 days) APNIC review Seller’s transfer request

During this time, APNIC will review the email you sent and request additional information when necessary. (Please prepare your Company Registration Paperwork for this step)

Once the due diligence process is completed, APNIC will request a transfer fee which is dependent on the block size. After they process the transfer fee payment, APNIC will inform ARIN the approval for transfer.

Step 5

~ 1 – 5 days
Await ARIN

APNIC will work with ARIN to confirm the prefix transfer.

Once ARIN is satisfied with the information and justification provided to them by the ARIN recipient, they will perform one last due diligence and approve the transfer.

Step 6

~ 1 day
Transfer Completion

Once both RIRs approve of the transfer, they will agree upon a mutual date and time to update their registries.

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