FAQ: Legacy Space
- Can I register my legacy space with an LIR? →
No. The policy proposal 2012-07, "RIPE NCC Services to Legacy Internet Resource Holders" is currently being discussed by the RIPE community. The proposal outlines a framework for legacy address holders to register their resources with the RIPE NCC. The RIPE NCC is awaiting the outcome of the proposal and so is unable to register legacy resources for now.
- How can I update organisation data for legacy space? →
- What to do if you are the holder of legacy space but the legal organisation name and details have changed since the registration was transferred to the RIPE Registry.
Please email legacy AT ripe DOT net and provide the following:
1. Documentation proving the transition from the original resource holder to the current one.
This can be a network takeover agreement signed between the original and the current holder.
2. The company registration document of the current holder.
If the holder does not have a public registration you can provide an official government paper (gazette), country law or a signed statement confirming their legal entity.
For more details on the company registration document please see:
- Can I transfer my legacy space to another RIR's registry? →
- I am already a member of another RIR and want to transfer my space to their registry.
There are no inter-RIR resource transfers possible right now. Legacy space was transferred to the RIPE NCC from the IANA's central registry according to the location of its legal contact organisation at the time. All legacy space holders were contacted when the space was transferred from the ARIN registry.
- What is the “RIPE Registry”? →
The RIPE Registry has two components:
- The public RIPE Database (whois)
- The internal records that the RIPE NCC maintains that contains information about the legitimate holder of Internet number resources distributed in the RIPE NCC service region.
You can read more about the background of the RIPE Registry and the RIPE NCC's responsibilities as an RIR in ripe-508, "The RIPE Registry".
- What documents show "proof of holdership"? →
If the legacy space resource holder has changed over a period of time, it is necessary to show evidence of this. This can be shown in several ways:
- For public organisation: A statement from the government in your country that confirms that the company ownership changed. (e.g. official gazette or journal, etc.)
- For private organisation: A statement from the government in your country that confirms that the company ownership changed. (e.g. Chamber of Commerce)
- Any acquisition, merger, donation, or fragmentation documentation signed by all parties involved
- You can attach the document as a PDF, GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG or TIF.
- Can I transfer my legacy space to another organisation within the RIPE NCC service region? →
Yes. Legacy address space can be transferred within the RIPE NCC service region. The RIPE NCC can help to update the registration information in the RIPE Database to reflect the new holder of the legacy space, so long as it is clear who is the legitimate holder. Legacy space that is transferred in this way will retain its "early registration" status.
Before organising a transfer of legacy space either the transferring or recipient organisation is encouraged to contact the RIPE NCC to seek clarification on the processes and policies that apply. Both members and non-members can contact the RIPE NCC by emailing legacy AT ripe DOT net.