I received approval for my assignment but you tell me that the INETNUM object is invalid. What went wrong?

The most likely cause of the problem is that the netname was changed without informing 22hostmaster _at_ ripe _dot_ net%22">hostmaster _at_ ripe _dot_ net - or the inetnum object(s) have a first changed date prior to the date of approval.

As an example, if you had a /24 Assignment Window and requested a /21 from us for "NATIONAL-MEGAPOP" we would expect to see a /21 entry in the database for "NATIONAL-MEGAPOP" on or after the date of approval.

If you had changed the design and entered two /22 netnames: "MEGAPOP-NORTH" and "MEGAPOP-SOUTH" into the database five days prior to approval we would see errors based on the following criteria:

  • Assignments exceed your Assignment Window
  • Assignments have a different netname than was approved
  • Assignments entered into the database before approval was granted

If you want to change a netname approved then reply to hostmaster _at_ ripe _dot_ net in the same ticket as the approval with details of the change you will make.