|IPv6 provides enough addresses to allow the Internet to continue to expand and the industry to innovate. It is not, however, directly compatible with IPv4, meaning that a device connected via IPv4 cannot communicate directly with a device connected using IPv6.|
The RIPE NCC allocates and assigns IPv6 address space in the RIPE NCCaccording to:
- IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy
- IPv6 Address Space Policy for Internet Exchange Points
- IPv6 Addresses for Internet Root Servers
- Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policies
How to get IPv6
Requesting IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC requires a contractual agreement with the RIPE NCC.
- To request an IPv6 allocation, you need to of the RIPE NCC.
- To request an IPv6 PI or IPv6 IXP assignment, you can also become a member of the RIPE NCC or you can request an independent assignment via a sponsoring LIR
Smaller ISPs and End Sites can obtain IPv6 address space from their upstream provider.
Making a request for IPv6
To make your IPv6 request you can either:
- Log onto the LIR Portal with your LIR Portal account and make your request online or;
- Copy and paste the relevant request form into an email and send it to hostmaster _at_ ripe _dot_ net.
Request forms can be found in the Request Forms and Supporting Notes section in the .