Resource Transfers

Internet resources assigned by LACNIC may be the object of transfers within the LACNIC service region. Such transfers will be acknowledged provided that they fall within the following situations:

  • Transfer due to merger, acquisition or change of name.

This type of transfer is described in Section 2.3.2.18 of LACNIC's Policy Manual.

This is the case when one Organization absorbs another, including the purchase of its assets and liabilities. It is also the case when one Organization merges with another or simply when an existing Organization changes its name.

In any of the cases above, the applicant must submit supporting legal documentation.

  • Other transfers of IPv4 resources

This type of transfer occurs when the operation involves IPv4 blocks only, not the merger or acquisition of an entire organization.

Note: Inter-RIR transfers (i.e., transfers outside the LACNIC service region) are not allowed.

 

For more information on these two types of transfer, please click on the following tabs.

If a LACNIC member organization wishes to transfer its Internet number resources —whether due to the purchase/sale of the company, due a merger between two or more companies, or simple due to a change of name—, section 2.3.2.17 of the Policy Manual shall apply.

Procedures

Complete the corresponding form, providing information about the transfer such as the resources to be transferred, the receiving Organization, and the reason for the transfer.

Requirements

In addition to the request form, the applicant must submit the following:

  • A copy of the legal document supporting the transfer of assets.
  • A detailed inventory of all assets used by the applicant for maintaining the IPv4 address space in use.
  • A list of clients and the numbering plan to be used with the transfered address ranges, thus justifying their need.

Transfer Fee

By resolution of the LACNIC Board, transfers produced under this policy will not be subject to any fees. However, the following situations should be considered:

  • If the receiving Organization is a member of LACNIC and the transfer causes a change of category, a supplemental invoice will be issued for the difference in the fee for the new category, multiplied by the number of months remaining until the resources' renewal date.
  • The offering Organization must be current with its contractual obligations towards LACNIC.
  • If due to this transfer the receiving Organization will receive Internet numbering space from LACNIC for the first time, the receiving Organization must sign a service level agreement.

Submit Transfer Request

To complete the transfer request form, go to the following link . Only the offering Organization's administrative contact (userID) is authorized to complete the transfer request form. In case of doubts please contact to transfers@lacnic.net

Since policy proposal LACNIC-2015-1 was ratified on 14 December 2015, IPv4 address block transfers are allowed within the LACNIC region which do not involve any merger or acquisition process. This type of transfer is governed by section 2.3.2.18 of the Policy Manual.

Procedures

Complete the corresponding form, providing information about the transfer such as the resources to be transferred, the receiving Organization, and the reason for the transfer.

Terms

In addition to submitting the transfer form, both the offering and the receiving Organizations must meet some requirements and agree with the terms established in the Lacnic policies which can be accessed through the following link.

Documentation

LACNIC will request the offering Organization to submit documentation to support the fact that the applicant is authorized to make such a transfer. LACNIC may hire external collaborators to conduct an investigation to certify the authenticity of the submitted documents.

After analyzing the justification, if the transfer request is approved, the Organizations involved in the transfer must sign a Transfer Agreement and a Joint Instruction.

If the receiving Organization has not previously received resources assigned by LACNIC or if it is a Legacy Organization, the receiving Organization must sign a Service Agreement with LACNIC.

Transfer Cost

Transfers made under this section will be subject to an administrative fee which will vary depending on the size of the block to be transferred according to the following classification:

a) Block greater than or equal to a /24 and smaller than a /19
Fee: USD 1,000

b) Block greater than or equal to a /19
Fee: USD1,500

When starting the transfer request, before the justification is analyzed, the receiving Organization must make an initial payment of USD 200. If this Organization is unable to justify the transfer and such transfer is not approved, this initial cost will not be reimbursed.

If the transfer request is approved, the receiving Organization shall pay the balance of the total cost, based on the classification included above.

If the receiving Organization receives several IPv4 address blocks from different offering Organizations, each transfer will be treated independently and an individual fee will be applied to each transfer.

Considerations to keep in mind

If the receiving Organization is a member of LACNIC and the transfer causes a change of category, a supplemental invoice will be issued for the difference in the fee for the new category, multiplied by the number of months remaining until the resources' renewal date.

The offering Organization and, if applicable, the receiving Organization must be current with their contractual obligations towards LACNIC.

Submit Transfer Request

To complete the transfer request form, go to the following link. Keep in mind that only the offering Organization's administrative contact (userID) is authorized to complete the transfer request form.

In case of doubts please contact to transfers@lacnic.net