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Becoming a Member of the RIPE NCC

Our members are referred to as "Local Internet Registries" (LIRs).

Should I become a member?

YES YES: If your organisation needs IPv6 address space and AS Numbers, and/or makes assignments to End Users or customers. RIPE NCC members may also be eligible to receive a one time allocation of a /22 of IPv4 address space from the last /8 of IPv4 address space for their LIR account. See the online application form for more information.


    NO NO: If you need a small amount of IPv6 addresses and don't make assignments to End Users or customers. See how to request Independent Resources for information on how to get IPv6 addresses without becoming a member.


      RIPE NCC Members can:

      • Request IPv6 address space, AS Numbers and related services for their LIR account
      • Request a one time /22 allocation of IPv4 address space for their LIR account
      • Digitally certify their Internet number resources
      • Attend the RIPE NCC General Meetings, provide feedback on the RIPE NCC Activity Plan, vote to accept the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme, Financial Report and vote candidates onto the RIPE NCC Executive Board
      • Attend RIPE NCC Training Courses
      • Use two free tickets to a RIPE Meeting
      • Manage registry data and make Internet number resource requests using an LIR Portal account
      • Access member only tools and services


      You do not need to be a member of the RIPE NCC to: