What is the RIPE Database?

The RIPE Database contains information about:

  • Allocations and assignments of IP address space;
  • Routing Registry Information;
  • Reverse DNS Delegations;
  • Related objects.

The data is entered into the RIPE Database mainly by operators of IP networks within the RIPE NCC service region. These are the maintainers of the data. The RIPE NCC supports the operation of the RIPE Database. The maintainers are primarily responsible for the data but the RIPE NCC also has some responsibility as a Database Controller. The responsibilities are explained in more detail in the RIPE Database Terms and Conditions.

The data is accessible by a whois query (whois.ripe.net) and through a web interface, subject to the RIPE Database Terms and Conditions.