Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers | AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01 | Under discussion
1) Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal
Given the original geographical distribution of IPv4 address space and the geographical distribution of current needs for IPv4 address space, it stands to reason that no IPv4 address space should be ‘locked up’ within the RIR service region they were originally allocated to.
In order to prevent conflict, it also refers to policy for transfers of the region the address space is being transferred to or from.
2) Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem
a) Provides a minimal framework for Inter-RIR IPv4 address space transfers.
b) Maintains the integrity of AFRINIC's whois database and ensures AFRINIC remains part of the approval and transfer process.
c) Allows African companies to participate in a market already available to ARIN and APNIC LIRs;
d) Will allow AFRINIC LIRs with excess IPs to transfer to companies in other RIR regions.
AFRINIC members can transfer part or all of their IPv4 addresses to any company under the following criteria:
3.1) AfriNIC will recognize inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers only when the counterpart RIR has an inter-RIR transfer policy that permits the transfer of address space between AfriNIC and its own region
3.2) The minimum transfer size is a /24. The IPv4 address space should be under the management of the RIR at which the originating LIR holds an account and the authentic holder of the space should match with the source without any disputes.
3.3) The originating LIR must provide evidence of compliance with RIR policies with respect to past delegations.
3.4) The originating LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the originating RIR’s policy.
The conditions on the recipient of the transfer will be defined by the RIR where the recipient organization holds an account. The following conditions will therefore apply to the destination LIR:
3.5) The destination LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Destination RIR’s policies (see section 5.0 References for ARIN policy).
3.6) There must be an inter-RIR IPv4 transfer policy in effect in the Destination RIR service region at the time of transfer.
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