What are the benefits of membership?

RIPE NCC members (LIRs) are able to get their own blocks of Internet number resources. We call this an 'allocation'. You can find information about first allocations in the RIPE Document store at:

Once you get your first allocation block, you can start using the IP addresses in it for your internal infrastructure or for your customers. We call this 'making an assignment'. You have to ask us to carry out these assignments for you.

You can also get an Autonomous System Number (ASN). You use this to announce your allocation on the Internet and set up reverse delegation. You can read about how to request an ASN at:
http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/asnrequestform