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Can I download the RIPE Database?

You cannot download the RIPE Database in the way you can download software from the Internet. This is because the database is dynamic and is constantly being updated. It is also subject to European Data Protection Laws.

We produce daily snapshots which are available to the public. You can find these files at our FTP site at:
or split by object type at:

These daily snapshots exclude the object types: person, role, organisation and mntner. For data protection reasons, personal data is not available in bulk format.

Another way to "download" the RIPE Database is to become a Near-Real-Time Mirror (NRTM). This means that you run a copy of the database at your site that keeps up-to-date with the master server by regularly downloading the most recent updates. All personal data is excluded from the NRTM download and updates. You must be authorised to become a NRTM.

If you are interested, please contact explaining why you want to become a NRTM.