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Re: Corporations becoming a LIR
- From: leo vegoda
- Date: Fri May 07 03:05:26 2004
On May 7, 2004, at 12:02 am, Drumm, Dan wrote:
We now have a European division, Ball-Europe
(http://www.ball-europe.com). They have RFC 1918 addressing
internally, and have the usual problems with NAT and overload
There's no problem with you becoming and LIR and requesting address
space from us. Membership is open to everyone and we'll be happy to
help you out. If you want to discuss anything then let me know and we
can have a chat on the telephone.
I’m starting the process of filling out an application to register the
company, based in Ratingen, DE with RIPE as a Local Internet Registry
(LIR) so that we can request a /18 (or /17 if we can get one) for the
40 some production facilities of Ball-Europe, each of which will come
across a VPN network and be presented in one block to the ISP uplinks.
I was wondering, basically, if I have any chance at this? While RIPE
clearly states the admission policy is open to any organization, in
order to get PIR (Provider Independent routing) being a RIPE NCC is
required, and I don’t know if a corporation would have a shot.
Currently, we are not an ARIN member, but hold the Class B.
The corporation exists in 6 EU nations, and I can demonstrate the
requirement for >2048 individual IP addresses.
In fact, the RIPE community removed the requirement to demonstrate
usage of existing address space when it lowered the minimum allocation
to /21. We expect to update the IPv4 policy document when the two
policies in Last Call status have reached consensus (or not) from our
Registration Services Manager