IPv4 addresses can be transferred among APNIC members and also between RIPE and ARIN members. We have completed many transfers in the APNIC region, including the world's first inter-regional transfer in 2012.
APNIC charges a fairly high transfer fee equal to 20% of the annual membership fees for the block size transferred.
APNIC has a community of National Internet Registries, or NIRs, which may have their own transfer policies.When processing an inter-regional transfer to an NIR, ARIN will interface with APNIC, and then APNIC will interface with the NIR.
APNIC does not have "anti-flip" language requiring a time period before re-transfer of blocks is permitted.
APNIC provides some services for those in the transfer market, including a pre-approval process for buyers, a mailing list for buyers and sellers, and a list of approved brokers who have signed a Deed of Covenant with APNIC. IPTrading.com was the first approved broker at APNIC.
IPTrading will be sponsoring a booth at the LACNIC27 meeting in May. Please stop by to chat about your IPv4 transfer interests.
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