Sponsoring

  • LIR Resource Sponsoring

LIR Resource Sponsoring

If your organisation either already holds or plans to request PI (Provider Independent) or LEGACY IP resources, you need an LIR (Local Internet Registry) sponsor.

These resources are allocated directly to your organisation, and you are free to move them between different LIR sponsors.

Only an LIR such as LIR Services can become a resource sponsor and request the new IP resources from the RIPE NCC on behalf of End User organisations.

Resources without a valid sponsoring agreement need to be returned to RIPE.

New Resources

Under the current RIPE policy, IPv4 PI resources are no longer allocated, and it is only possible to request IPv6 PI resources. We have a proven track record of requesting PI resources and would be happy to handle the process for you.

It is also possible to request IPv4 and IPv6 assignments for an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) from prefixes 185.1.0.0/16 and 2001:7f8::/32, which as specifically reserved for IPX use. These prefixes are meant for IXP peering networks, and must not be advertised to the internet.

 

Existing Resources

If your organisation already holds PI or LEGACY resources, but you are for some reason not happy with your current sponsoring LIR, we can arrange for a transfer these resources under our sponsorship.

Pricing

PI Resource Sponsoring

IPv4 or IPv6
200 Annually

Legacy Resource Sponsoring

IPv4 or IPv6
200 Annually

Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

IPv4 and IPv6 bundle
250 Annually

If you would like further information about the services that we provide or you have any questions about IPv4 addresses, please do not hesitate to get in touch.