IPv4 space can be transferred between address holders in the ARIN, APNIC, RIPE and LACNIC regions. Interregional transfers provide greater opportunities for both Buyers and Sellers in the IPv4 market.
IPTrading.com has authored and promoted RIR policies that have facilitated interRIR transfers, and brokered the world’s first interregional transfer in 2012.
The justification policies of the Buyer’s RIR are implemented on these types of transfers. If the Buyer is in the RIPE region (which has no justification requirement for intraregional transfers), the Buyer is required to present a simple five-year plan for the IPv4 space being purchased.
AFRINIC is still considering policies that allow interregional transfers and will hopefully join the rest of the world in the near future.