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What is a ROLE object; can I use a ROLE object as a registry contact (reg-contact)?

A role object is similar to the person object. (Further information about role and person objects can be found in the RIPE Database Library.

A role object represents a company or a department within a company. However, it has an attribute "trouble:" that may be used to provide contact information for operations staff.

See example:

        role: RIPE DBM 
address: Singel 258
address: NL-1016 AB Amsterdam
address: Kingdom of the Netherlands
e-mail: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net
remarks: RIPE Database Administration
trouble: Documentation: http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/database.html
trouble: FAQ: http://www.ripe.net/faq/database/index.html
trouble: Questions and problem reports ... mailto:ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net
trouble: spam, abuse reports ..... mailto:nicdb _at_ ripe _dot_ net
admin-c: JLSD1-RIPE
admin-c: AMR68-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: EG792-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: SK15964-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: SK15964-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: SK15964-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: MPK-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: DW6465-RIPE
<=========== reg-contact tech-c: CB7777-RIPE
nic-hdl: RD132-RIPE
mnt-by: RIPE-DBM-MNT
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19970115
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19970923
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19980211
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19990118
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19990727
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19990909
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 20000101
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 20010717
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 20010810
source: RIPE

A role object can be used as the technical contact ("tech-c:") for the registry file. The role object as any other registry contact must be registered in the RIPE Database.

A registry can put a "notify:" attribute in role objects pointing to. Whenever the registry updates the contact information in the database, the RIPE NCC would automatically receive notification about the change to the database object.

If you would like to take advantage of this option, please send an email to hostmaster _at_ ripe _dot_ net.

Please note that the RIPE NCC can only implement this for your registry after notification by email.