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Re: Corporations becoming a LIR

  • From: leo vegoda
  • Date: Fri May 07 03:05:26 2004

Hi Dan,

On May 7, 2004, at 12:02 am, Drumm, Dan wrote:


We now have a European division, Ball-Europe ( They have RFC 1918 addressing internally, and have the usual problems with NAT and overload addressing.

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.
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.

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 community.

Best regards,

leo vegoda
Registration Services Manager

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