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RIS Commercial Use Terms and Conditions

Many organisations use the RIPE Routing Information Service (hereafter RIS) to improve operations in their own networks.

However, in order to provide paid services, products, reports, or any other derivative based on RIPE RIS data to third parties, or to incorporate RIPE RIS data with other sources of data and package this as a commercial product, these additional conditions apply.

The RIPE NCC grants by default a revocable permission to all organisations that adhere to the following rules:

  • The organisation must accept the RIPE NCC Website and Publicly Available RIPE NCC Services Terms of Service
  • The organisation must acknowledge the RIPE NCC and RIPE RIS as the source of any RIPE RIS data used in the service or product provided by doing all of the following:
    • Including the RIPE NCC logo on the product/website/report, etc.
    • Including a link to RIPE NCC website, specifically https://www.ripe.net/ris
    • Including this boilerplate description of RIPE RIS:

      “The RIPE Routing Information Service (RIS) is a RIPE NCC service. With the help of network operators all over the world, RIS employs a globally distributed set of Remote Route Collectors (RRCs), typically located at Internet Exchange Points, to collect and store Internet routing data. Volunteers peer with the RRCs using the BGP protocol and RIS stores the update and withdraw messages. RIS data can be accessed via:

      • RIPEstat, the “one-stop shop” for all available information about Internet number resources. RIPEstat uses individual widgets to display routing and other information;
      • RIS Live, a real time BGP streaming API allowing server-side filtering of BGP messages by prefix or autonomous system;
      • RIS Raw Data, available for each route collector, with state dumps and batches of updates made available periodically;
      • RISwhois, that searches the latest RIS data for details of an IP address using a plaintext “whois”-style interface. It is useful when querying RIS data using scripts.”
  • Permission can be revoked at any time:
    • For any organisation that stops adhering to the above mentioned rules or abuses this permission in any way; or
    • For anyone if the RIPE NCC decides to stop granting this by-default permission
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