[arin-announce] Closing Consultation on IPv4 Transfer Fees

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Nov 9 13:06:46 EST 2016

ARIN thanks those who provided feedback during this consultation. Based
on the community feedback received and operational considerations of the
ARIN organization, staff will be updating how fees are applied to transfers.

Beginning 1 January 2017, ARIN will collect a $300 USD, non-refundable
processing fee for the following transfer requests. This fee will be
invoiced to the appropriate organization's billing Point of Contact
(POC) and will be paid before request evaluation begins.

    * 8.2  Merger, Acquisition, and Reorganization transfers; billed to
the requesting organization.
    * 8.3 Transfers to Specified Recipients within the ARIN region,
billed to the source-side organization, with no transfer specific fee
charged to the recipient-side organization.
    * 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients, billed to either
the source or recipient organization depending on which party is being
serviced by ARIN. The other party will always be serviced by a separate
Regional Internet Registry (RIR) in 8.4 cases.

This new transfer processing fee will replace the current $500 resource
transfer fee on the existing fee schedule.

The transfer processing fee will be waived for 8.3 and 8.4 source-side
transfers in cases where the subject resources to be transferred are
presently under a Registration Services Plan with ARIN. Additionally,
for 8.4 recipient-side transfers processed by ARIN, the transfer
processing fee will be waived if the resources will be brought under an
existing Registration Services Plan with ARIN.

As noted in the consultation, the collection of the transfer processing
fee in advance will encourage organizations to only submit bona fide
requests, and serve to reduce transfer processing fees for all
legitimate requests.

In the first half of 2017, ARIN will begin to develop functionality
enabling transfer-requesting organizations to designate how transfer
processing fees will be paid (e.g. by another party) as raised during
the consultation.

In addition, as a result of input received during the consultation, ARIN
will also be researching changes to make the functionality of Specified
Transfer Listing Service (for verification of the provenance of number
resources for transfer) more straightforward and accessible to parties.
The results of this effort will be brought forth to the community in a
future consultation.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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