The North American Region

ARIN policy allows for transfers to ARIN, APNIC, or RIPE members, and transfers due to mergers or acquisitions. ARIN does not require a transfer be processed when a company is acquired.

For all in-policy ARIN transfers, the recipient must demonstrate a justified need for the addresses. If the recipient is in the ARIN region, the need for the addresses must be justified over a two year time frame. If the recipient is out of region, the recipient’s RIR performs the needs test according to that RIR’s policy.

ARIN provides services for those participating in the transfer market, including a list of transfer facilitators, a pre-approval process for buyers and sellers, and a listing service for those who wish to publish their desire to buy or sell.

IPTrading is active in ARIN policy development and is an ARIN member and the one of the first recognized ARIN brokers.