RIPE Database Fast Facts
The RIPE Database contains registration details of IP addresses and AS numbers originally allocated by the RIPE NCC. It shows the organisations that hold the resources, where the allocations were made, and contact details for the networks.
The organisations that hold those resources are responsible for updating their information in the Database.
The Database can be searched by using the web interface, or by directing your whois client to whois.ripe.net.
The RIPE Routing Registry is a sub-set of the RIPE Database and holds routing information in RPSL. The RIPE Routing Registry is a part of the Internet Routing Registry, a collection of databases that mirror each other.
Information about domain names in the RIPE Database exists as a convenient reference only; it is not the domain name registry that is run by the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) administrators of Europe and surrounding areas. Please refer to the IANA ccTLD Database for a full list of the ccTLD administrators.
RIPE Database Documents
The RIPE Database Document Library contains documentation on many RIPE Database features and how to use them.
The RIPE Database and the data it contains is available to the public according to the RIPE Database Terms and Conditions.
Searching the RIPE Database
There are three ways of searching the RIPE Database:
- Use the online search facility.
- Query whois.ripe.net directly from the command line using a whois client.
- Use the free text search
- Create a Person/Maintainer pair in the RIPE Database using the New User Start-up Form
- More information on Getting Started with the RIPE Database (PDF)
Updating the RIPE Database
We do not currently support X.509 authentication with webupdates
|We also provide a test database for education and research purposes.|