What are independent resources?

Independent resources are assignments made directly by the RIPE NCC to an End User, and can be independent of any sponsoring LIR.

Independent resources include:

  • Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs)
  • IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) address space assignments
  • IPv6 Provider Independent (PI) address space assignments
  • IPv4 Anycast address space assignments
  • IPv6 Anycast address space assignments
  • IPv4 Internet Exchange Point (IXP) address space assignments
  • IPv6 Internet Exchange Point (IXP) address space assignments
  • IPv4 Temporary Provider Independent (PI) address space assignments
  • IPv6 Temporary Provider Independent (PI) address space assignments


Please note that as of September 2012, the RIPE NCC can no longer issue IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) or IPv4 Anycast assignments.