Is sale of PI addresses legal?

Yes. But only if the rules of the network transfer are observed. According to the RIPE NCC policy, it is possible to transfer addresses only if a part or whole original resource holder company was taken over by another company. Also the network should be used on the same purpose as it was assigned. Officially the network should be transferred with all equipment and clients which are registered with this network. The buyer should be ready to confirm this information, in case of a call or e-mail from RIPE hostmater. In certain cases placing the information of network purchase on Buyer website will be convincing proof for the RIPE NCC.

What is the difference between PI and PA blocks?

Provider Aggregatable (PA) addresses are assigned from LIRs' (Local Internet Registrators) blocks. PA addresses are routing within LIR blocks. Aggregation possibility in large-size blocks is an advantage of this type of addresses. Provider-independent (PI) addresses are assigned from RIR (Regional Internet Registry, in our case — RIPE) blocks.

Is it possible to sell PA block of addresses?

This is possible only in the case of sale of the whole company LIR or merger with another LIR. In all other cases, the PA (Provider Aggregatable) blocks of addresses can't be sold, even if they are registered on the Seller in RIPE data base.

Is it possible to leave AS?

Yes it is possible. If it will be necessary by the terms of the transaction, we'll show how to do it correctly.

Is it possible to change MNT password?

Yes. It is possible. We will help you and we will give a full explanation of procedure of the password change if it will be necessary on terms of transaction. Or you can ask your LIR.

Is it possible to recover the password from the MNT?

It is possible. We can help you and give you a full explanation of the procedure of the password recover if you are the legal owner of the network and it will be necessary under the terms of the deal. Or contact your LIR.


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