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Can I buy IP addresses from the RIPE NCC?

In short: No. IP addresses are a shared public resource and are not for sale. Effective management of this resource is vital to maintain the ongoing health of the Internet.

If you obtain IP addresses from the RIPE NCC, then you will have the right to continue using those addresses provided that you use them in accordance with the allocation and assignment policies set by the RIPE community and provided that your membership remains current (or, in the case of non-members, that you continue to pay the required maintenance fees).

More information can be found in the RIPE Document 'IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies in the RIPE NCC Service Region' located at: