Iridis is a UK based RIPE LIR, a member of RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) with Local Internet Registry (LIR) status which allows us to provide our clients with IP address and Autonomous System Number (ASN) resources. As an LIR we can submit applications for assignment of new resources or sponsor your existing resource assignments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about IP addresses and ASNs
What is a RIPE LIR?
RIPE is responsible for managing the assignment of IP address and ASN resources within the Europe region. A Local Internet Registry (LIR) maintains membership of RIPE which permits them to obtain and manage resources on behalf of end-users, typically businesses.
Can you sponsor my RIPE resources?
Existing RIPE resources can be sponsored by Iridis so save the expense of RIPE application and membership fees. Get in touch for pricing based upon your specific requirements.
What are Provider Independent (PI) resources?
RIPE assigns IP addresses to LIRs such as Iridis that are Provider Aggregatable (PA) which means we can assign to clients from our allocation. Provider Independent (PI) resources have the advantage that they assigned directly to you and there can be moved readily between service providers.
Can I apply for additional IPv4 addresses?
The IPv4 address space within the RIPE region have been exhausted so no new allocations are possible. However, if you require IPv4 addresses you may be able to obtain an allocation from a service provider or buy/lease from a third party.
Can I get Provider Independent IPv6 addresses?
IPv6 addresses are available for Provider Independent (PI) assignment with appropriate justification. Iridis can sponsor your application with assignment typically within 3 working days. Following assignment the prefix can be advertised via an ASN.
What is an Autonomous System Number (ASN) ?
A public Autonomous System Number (ASN) is a globally unique identifier for a network that has a unique routing policy with connections to two or more networks, known as multihoming. An ASN is only assigned where it meets the multihoming requirement to two or more third party public ASNs.
If you have any questions please not hesitate to contact our friendly Sales Team. We will be happy to answer any questions about our RIPE LIR services without obligation or pressure.