An AS Number (Autonomous System Number) or ASN for short is a unique number assigned by an RIR (Regional Internet Registry) such as RIPE to networks that are looking to:
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a different question about the ASN Registration? See the Frequently Asked Questions below or reach out to one of our experts.
Our RIPE ASN Registration service is available to Businesses and Individuals based in the following countries of the RIPE service region:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Åland Islands.
Please note that the individuals need to be at least 18 years of age (or higher depending on the jurisdiction) to enter into the sponsorship contract with us.
While we are also an APNIC member, we regret that we are unable to offer the ASN Registration in the APNIC service region (Asia Pacific) at this time.
The ASN Registration process is quite involving, and it requires some back and forth between your organisation, ourselves, and RIPE.
The Initial Consultation is the first step of the ASN registration process, where we ask for information that RIPE requires for the ASN Registration.
Some information that we will need from you are:
- Your RIPE Person/ORG/Maintainer objects
- The IP space that you will be advertising using the new ASN
- Peering information for your BGP peering partners
We will offer guidance on RIPE object creation, IP Space and Peering Partner requirements, to make this process as simple as possible.
We will also require a valid form of identification such as company registration documents or a government-issued ID card, or a passport in case of natural persons.
Our ASN Registration service is designed for organisations who are not-members and does not require you to become a RIPE member or pay the RIPE membership fees.
The only cost to you is as per our pricing table below.
A most common example of a multi-homed network is that it has at least two BGP capable internet connections, such us upstream ISPs.
An example of a proper justification is that that either your organisation’s or your organisation’s upstream provider uses the network equipment does not support 32-bit ASNs.
Currently, RIPE requires that organisations requesting an ASN Number already have either a /24 of IPv4 address space or a /48 of IPv6 address space.
If your organisation does not currently own IP address space themselves, we also offer IP Address Lease.
Alternatively, we can provide a /48 IPv6 PA subnet with your ASN registration to satisfy this requirement. This subnet will be free for the first year, and cost you €100 per year after the first year.