You can't request IPv6 PI assignments directly from the RIPE NCC. Instead, you will need to find a RIPE NCC member to request it on your behalf. This can be your upstream provider, or any other organisation that is a member of the RIPE NCC. A complete list of our members is available. Once you have found a member to request the IPv6 space on your behalf, it will become your "sponsoring LIR".
The minimum size of an IPv6 PI assignment is a /48. If you need a larger assignment, you must provide documentation justifying the need for additional subnets or define special routing requirements for the additional sites for which they need an additional /48 independent IPv6 prefix.
You CAN use an IPv6 PI assignment for:
* Holders of IPv6 PI assignments are only permitted to use address space for the infrastructure of their own legal entity. In addition, while it is possible to further assign separate addresses (/128) from the assignment to external parties, it is not possible to assign a prefix (not even one /64 or /96).
You can NOT use an IPv6 PI assignment for*:
To request an IPv6 PI assignment, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
There are two model agreements you can use: the Independent Assignment Request and Maintenance Agreement for normal assignments and the Temporary Assignment Request and Maintenance Agreement for temporary assignments.
It is not mandatory to use one of these model agreements, but you must confirm that the agreement you provide meets the requirements listed in paragraph 2.0 of "Contractual Requirements for Provider Independent Resource Holders in the RIPE NCC Service Region".
You will also need to provide your sponsoring LIR with the following RIPE Database objects information for the request:
• An organisation object with the full legal name of the End User organisation.
• A maintainer object (mntner) to protect the assignment.
• The NIC handle of a person or role object. This object will specify which end user contact is administratively or technically responsible for the assignment.
Once you’ve collected all the information, you will need to ask your sponsoring LIR to start the request on your behalf by clicking the button below.
If you operate a lot of RIPE NCC memberships and would like to automate the request process, you can use Resource Request API.
If you have any questions before you submit your IPv6 request, you can use the contact form to send us a message – we’ll be happy to help.