ERX - Early Registration Transfer Project
When the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) was formed in December 1997, it inherited the InterNIC database of existing IP addresses and AS numbers, as well as the responsibility to maintain the records in it. These records became known as "early registrations."
Discussions regarding early registrations have taken place amongst the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and throughout their communities. These RIRs include the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), ARIN, the Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry (LACNIC), and the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC). The decision was made that the interests of the holders of these early registrations would best be served by managing the resources through the RIR appropriate to the region in which they reside.
Frequently Asked Questions page concerning the Early Registration Transfer Project.
Listed below is a schedule for the network resources due to be transferred within the next few months, with links to text files listing details.