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Publication of Sponsoring LIR for Independent Resources

Publication date:
22 Jan 2014
  • RIPE
Working Group
RIPE NCC Services Working Group
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1.0 Introduction
2.0 Policy Text
3.0 Attribution 


The “Contractual Requirements for Provider Independent Resource Holders in the RIPE NCC Service Region” policy requires that there be a contractual link between the End User and a sponsoring organisation, which may be either a LIR or the RIPE NCC.

The RIPE NCC has historically not published the identity of the sponsoring organisation for each directly assigned number resource.  This is inconsistent with the goals of the Internet Registry System as described in the RIPE allocation and assignment policy documents.

Policy Text

The RIPE community requests that the RIPE NCC publish an identifying link between each independent Internet number resource in the RIPE database and the sponsoring organisation, where such a link exists.


This document is developed by the RIPE community.

The following people actively contributed by making proposals through the RIPE Policy Development Process:

Nick Hilliard, David Freedman