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 meet specific criteria.
The network applying for or requesting ASN needs to be able to demonstrate the following criteria:
The ASN application requires an LIR (Local Internet Registry) such as LIR SERVICES to sponsor the application with RIPE NCC. We also offer IP Address Lease to the networks that do not have their own IP space.
The AS Number registration process takes around one week on average, and we always prepare your application following strict standards that we have developed over the years to minimise the risk of your application being unsuccessful.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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) today, but plan to launch this service in late 2020.
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 appreciate that some of these might be a little intimidating at first, but our friendly expert team remains available to help you during the entire process.
For us to prepare your ASN request, your organisation will be required to sign the “Independent Assignment Request and Maintenance Agreement“, according to the applicable RIPE policy before the ASN application can be submitted to RIPE.
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.
It usually takes 2 business days for RIPE to assign an ASN number. This time starts counting when we submit the ASN Request to RIPE on your behalf.
However, we need to receive all the required documents (such as the company incorporation certificate), the signed RIPE Sponsorship Agreement and the invoice payment before we submit your ASN request to RIPE.
Realistically speaking, the whole process takes about one week from start to finish.
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 above.
A most common example of a multi-homed network is that it has at least two BGP capable internet connections, such us upstream ISPs.
Currently RIPE allocates 32-bit ASNs, but given proper justification, LIR SERVICES can apply for a 16-bit ASN on your behalf.
An example of a proper justification is that that either your organisation’s or your organisation’s upstream provider use the network equipment does not support 32-bit ASNs.
The ASN will be assigned to your organisation directly, and LIR SERVICES act as an LIR sponsor. Your organisation will be able to edit the ASN entry in RIPE whois directly, without our intervention. However, if you are not sure of something and need help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
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 €20 per year after the first year.