Consultation on Transfer Fees Now Open

Posted: Thursday, 01 September 2016

During its recent meeting held on 23 August 2016, the ARIN Board of Trustees considered a change to the fee schedule as it pertains to both Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) section 8.3 and 8.4 transfers (

Currently about 25% of ARIN transfer request processing results in an unsuccessful outcome, i.e. in 1 out of 4 requests, the transfer is either abandoned or not approved. When transfer requests are unsuccessful, ARIN incurs essentially the same processing costs as it does for successful transfers.

To appropriately recover these costs, ARIN proposes collecting the present $500 Resource Transfer fee at the beginning of the transfer process as a non-refundable transfer processing fee. This fee would be only be applicable to source organizations which do not have a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) or Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA) when an 8.3 or 8.4 transfer request is submitted. This fee change would replace the $500 Resource Transfer fee ( that is currently collected at the end of the transfer process for approved requests.

We are seeking community feedback on this modification to ARIN’s Fee schedule.

This consultation will remain open for (30) days, after which a summary will be provided to the Board of Trustees for their consideration.

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Discussion on will close on 30 September 2016.

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John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)