ARIN

Transfer Process

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Established in December 1997, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is a nonprofit, member-based organization that supports the operation and growth of the Internet.

ARIN accomplishes this by carrying out its core service, which is the management and distribution of Internet number resources such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). ARIN manages these resources within its service region, which is comprised of Canada, the United States, and many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands. ARIN also coordinates policy development by the community and advances the Internet through informational outreach.

Pre-Approval

Buyers must secure APNIC pre-approval for the block based on 24 months need.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are signed to protect the conversation and discussion from disclosure of confidential matters that may affect both parties.

APA

An Asset Purchase Agreement will be reached, defining the contractual terms and conditions between both parties. With our extensive legal experience in drawing these constructs, we can either work with an in-house counsel or provide a template.

Payment Terms

Transactions can be carried out through a variety of methods, such as pre-payment via escrow or a solicitor’s account, payment after transfer, or a Letter of Credit.

Transfer

The IP transfer process will go through certain APNIC regional processes, such as MyAPNIC. The seller will release the IPs to the buyer, but APNIC will bill the buyer before fully releasing the IPs to the buyer.
It is a bit more complex and manual should an inter-RIR transfer from ARIN has been chosen, and out company will be on hand to assist the buyer to smooth out any rough edges. Ultimately the buyer will be billed by APNIC and the IPs will be transferred to their APNIC account.

Payment

The agreed capital is paid to the seller.

Documentation Work

All the Documentation and closing conditions are recorded completed. As an example, the seller must provide the buyer with a final Bill of Sale.

Announcement

Once the transfer is complete, the IPs will be announced on the internet by the recipient buyer.

ARIN is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. There are five RIRs covering the globe, and each RIR:

  • Provides services related to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources in its respective service region
  • Participates in the global Internet community
  • Facilitates the development of policy decisions made by its members and any other interested Internet citizens
  • Is a nonprofit, membership organization
  • Is governed by an executive board elected by its membership
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