AFRINIC’s IPv4 transfer process allows for intraregional transfers only, and transfers due to mergers or acquisitions. To initiate the transfer as a recipient, the organization must be an AFRINIC member and sign the Registration Services Agreement. The recipient must also justify the need for IPv4 resources. The transferring organization must be the rightful owner of the resources, cannot request IPv4 allocations or assignments for a year after the transfer’s approval, and must not have received IPv4 resources from AFRINIC within the past year. Additionally, the organization must accept that legacy resources lose the legacy status after the transfer.
Transfer requests can be initiated through the MyAfriNIC portal for AFRINIC members, and New Membership Registration Portal for legacy resource holders or non-members. Upon initiation by one party, the other party is automatically notified and advised on how to confirm their agreement to the request.
Following this is the evaluation and agreement stage. Once the second party acknowledges the transfer request, AFRINIC evaluates the transfer based on the IPv4 transfer criteria. Both the source and recipient need to sign a transfer application form, which can be signed at any point during the transfer request evaluation period.
As the process approaches completion, all applicable fees as per the AFRINIC fee schedule need to be paid. Both the seller and buyer should sign the latest Registration Services Agreement to complete the transfer.
In some cases, additional details may be required. An AFRINIC analyst might request extra information such as company registration documents from either the buyer or the seller. Both parties must sign an AFRINIC Transfer Application before the process is completed.
Who can initiate an AFRINIC IPv4 transfer and what are the initial requirements?
To initiate an AFRINIC IPv4 transfer, the recipient organization must be a registered AFRINIC member, sign the Registration Services Agreement, and demonstrate the need for additional IPv4 resources. The transferor should be the rightful owner of the IPv4 resources and comply with AFRINIC’s transfer policies.
What are the steps to complete an AFRINIC IPv4 transfer after initiating a request?
After a transfer request is initiated, both parties are required to confirm the agreement. AFRINIC then evaluates the request based on their criteria. All applicable fees must be paid, and both parties are required to sign a transfer application form and the latest Registration Services Agreement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to initiate an AFRINIC IPv4 transfer, and what criteria must be met at the start of the process?
An AFRINIC IPv4 transfer can be initiated by organizations that are active AFRINIC members and have signed the Registration Services Agreement. The initiating recipient must justify the need for additional IPv4 resources. For the transferring party, it is essential to be the rightful owner of the IPv4 addresses and adhere to the stipulated AFRINIC policies, including the restrictions on requesting new IPv4 allocations or assignments for a year post-transfer.
What are the necessary steps to finalize an AFRINIC IPv4 transfer once a request is made?
Upon initiating a transfer request, the following steps must be completed: Both parties must confirm their agreement to the transfer. AFRINIC will then evaluate the transfer request against their criteria. After the evaluation, any applicable fees should be settled as per the AFRINIC fee schedule. Finally, both the source and recipient are required to sign the transfer application form and the latest Registration Services Agreement to complete the IPv4 transfer process.