A report on the APNIC transfer market finds the number of transfers has grown substantially with nearly a third originating from the ARIN region.

In an examination of the IPv4 address transfer market in APNIC, Goeff Huston finds that the volume of transfers has steadily grown over the last several years, with almost a third of transfers originating out of North America and China taking the lead in transfer activity.  Based on advertisement data, transferred addresses appear to be used predominantly to meet operational requirements.  He concludes that the best way to ensure actions in the market do not imperil the integrity and utility of addresses is for RIRs to operate accurate registries.  Read More