RIPE NCC

Transfer Process

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We’re the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. As such, we allocate and register blocks of Internet number resources to Internet service providers (ISPs) and other organisations.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation that works to support the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) community and the wider Internet community. The RIPE NCC membership consists mainly of Internet service providers, telecommunication organisations and large corporations.

NO Pre-Approval

Within the RIPE region, the Buyer does not require pre-approval for transfer of IPs. At the time a RIPE Transfer Agreement is submitted, the RIPE NCC simply requires that the Buyer is an LIR Member of the RIPE NCC in good standing.

Pre-Approval

For Inter-RIR Transfers, specifically transfers into the RIPE Region from ARIN, a Buyer within RIPE must prove need to the RIPE NCC based on 50% usage within 5 years. This is the last step in the RIPE NCC due diligence process before a transfer is approved.

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.

Block Examination

The buyer will examine and approve the seller’s IPv4 block both technically and legally. RACKIP technical Consultants will be on hand to provide the expertise to assist in both aspects.

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

The Buyer and Seller use some form of payment mechanism: an escrow account, a letter of credit, or a solicitor account. The Buyer deposits the funds as per the Asset Purchase Agreement payment mechanism.

Transfer

The transfer is made using the RIPE Transfer Agreement and Company Registration papers. The Seller’s submission of the request to RIPE is preferred. RIPE performs the transfer and updates the RIPE registry.

Payment

The payment is released to Seller.

Documentation Work

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

Announcement

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

We’re the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. As such, we allocate and register blocks of Internet number resources to Internet service providers (ISPs) and other organisations.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation that works to support the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) community and the wider Internet community. The RIPE NCC membership consists mainly of Internet service providers, telecommunication organisations and large corporations.

The RIPE NCC engages in a range of activities that can be defined as “Internet governance”. These activities include working with the technical community, governments, regulators, civil society and law enforcement agencies.

The United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) defines Internet governance as follows:

Internet governance is the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.

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