2.1.1 Purpose of the RIPE Database

The RIPE Database contains information for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring the uniqueness of Internet number resource usage through registration of information related to the resources and their Registrants and Maintainers (RIPE INR)
  • To provide accurate registration information of these resources in order to meet a variety of operational requirements
  • Publishing routing policies by network operators (RIPE IRR)
  • Facilitating coordination between network operators (network problem resolution, outage notification etc.)
  • Provisioning of Reverse Domain Name System (DNS) and ENUM delegations
  • Scientific research into network operations and topology
  • Providing information to parties involved in disputes over Internet number resource registrations to parties who are legally authorised to receive such information.