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".