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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

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:

New Users

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.