What is SUB-ALLOCATED PA space?
SUB-ALLOCATED PA is a new value which can now be put into the "status:" attribute of an inetnum object. Prior to this new "status:" value, inetnum objects could only have the "status:" attribute ASSIGNED PA, ASSIGNED PI, ALLOCATED PA, ALLOCATED PI , EARLY REGISTRATION OR LIR-PARTITIONED.
This new value allows RIPE Database users to identify an IP range from a Local Internet Registry (LIR) allocation that has been delegated to a customer or reseller. Ranges within a sub-allocation can then be assigned to downstream networks. Overall responsibility for the address space remains with the LIR.