ARIN legacy block transfer process

Jim Mercer jim at
Fri Sep 30 17:42:03 UTC 2016

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 01:22:19PM -0400, William Herrin wrote:
> 1. Buyer gets approved by ARIN for a specified transfer in the amount
> to be purchased. Signs RSA.
> 2. Legacy registrant (seller) signs the LRSA, proves identity and
> authority to ARIN, places legacy block under the LRSA.

i don't recall having to sign an LRSA, but they certainly do need proof that
you are the entity that holds the block.

> 3. Buyer requests specified transfer from ARIN, seller authorizes it.
> 4. ARIN transfers registration to buyer, now under the RSA.

if you are a legacy holder, and you want a dead simple way to sell off your
rights to blocks, register for the STLS, and get your blocks added to the
(at the bottom)

this is also a good place to go if you want to buy rights to a block.

you can also solicit offers to buy from anyone on the list.

works well, and less dodgy-ness, since everyone on the list has been
vetted (to some degree) by ARIN.


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