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LACNIC Has Already Processed 135 Intra-RIR IPv4 Transfers

07/10/2020

The Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) has approved 135 intra-RIR transfers involving 276 thousand IPv4 addresses since March 2016, the date on which the policy allowing IPv4 address transfers came into effect, reported Gianina Pensky, Head of LACNIC’s Registration Services.

Last year there were a total of 66 transfers between organizations within the LACNIC region, the highest number of transfers to date, Pensky explained in her “Update on transfers” during the LACNIC 34 LACNOG 2020 event.

In the past five years, Brazil was the country that received the highest number of IP address transfers in the region (more than 168 thousand), but it was also the country that transferred the highest number of IPv4 addresses (more than 176 thousand).

In addition to Brazil, the list of countries receiving the highest number of IPv4 addresses also included Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Aruba.

In addition to Brazil, the countries that transferred the most addresses were Argentina, Panama, Netherlands Antilles and the Dominican Republic (figure 3).

In her presentation, Pensky reminded participants of some of the considerations defined in LACNIC’s Policy Manual, such as the fact that organization receiving an IPv4 address block from LACNIC may only transfer this block, whether in full or in part, three years after receiving it. Likewise, a block that has previously been transferred (in full or in part) may not be transferred again until after a period of one year has elapsed and transferred legacy resources will no longer be considered as such.

Inter-regional transfers. Gianina Pensky shared that only one IPv4 block was transferred outside the LACNIC region since the policy that allows inter-regional transfers with APNIC, RIPE NCC and ARIN came into effect this past 20 July: a /19 block (8,192 IPv4 addresses) was transferred from Brazil (LACNIC) to France (RIPE NCC).

She also noted that eight other potential inter-RIR transfers are currently under analysis.

More information on intra- and inter-RIR transfers is available here.