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Legacy Internet Resources – Contractual Relationship Changes Between Sponsoring LIR and Legacy Internet Resource Holder

The RIPE NCC provides all RIPE NCC Services with regards to Legacy Internet Resources to Legacy Holders provided they have signed a contract with a sponsoring LIR or with the RIPE NCC.

This document describes the modifications that might be made to a contractual relationship between a sponsoring LIR and Legacy Holder of Legacy Internet Resources as well as the possible consequences of such changes or of failure to communicate these changes to the RIPE NCC. This document does not describe any procedures applicable to contractual relationship changes for Legacy Holders who have a contractual relationship directly with the RIPE NCC.

1. Change in Legacy Internet Resource Holder’s Business Structure

When the Legacy Holder and the sponsoring LIR initially sign a contract, the sponsoring LIR must submit to the RIPE NCC an extract from the Commercial Trade Register or an equivalent document proving the registration of the Legacy Holder’s business with the relevant national authorities (see also the RIPE NCC procedural document, Due Diligence for the Quality of the RIPE NCC Registration Data).

If the Legacy Holder is a natural person, the sponsoring LIR must submit the identification papers of the Legacy Holder. This can be a passport, driving license or other official document proving the identity of the individual (see also the RIPE NCC procedural document, Due Diligence for the Quality of the RIPE NCC Registration Data).

If there is any change in the Legacy Holder’s business structure after signing the contract with the sponsoring LIR (for example, the Legacy Holder has merged with another company or has changed name), and, because of this change, the information held by the RIPE NCC on the Legacy Holder is not up-to-date, then the sponsoring LIR is obliged to submit the updated/new registration papers of the Legacy Holder to the RIPE NCC, as well as any documents verifying this change.

Procedure

The sponsoring LIR must send an email to lir-help@ripe.net informing the RIPE NCC of the Legacy Holder’s business change. This email must include new registration papers from the national authority and the official legal documents supporting this change.

Legacy Holders must update all RIPE Database objects that they maintain themselves that are affected by this change.

If the sponsoring LIR does not submit the aforementioned documents within 10 working days of the RIPE NCC requesting them, the RIPE NCC will send a reminder to the sponsoring LIR’s contact email addresses and to the Legacy Holder’s contact email addresses as listed in the relevant RIPE Database object, asking the sponsoring LIR to submit the requested documents within 10 working days of the day of the reminder.

If the RIPE NCC has not received the requested documents 10 working days from the date of the reminder, the RIPE NCC will not be obliged to keep providing the holder with services other than those provided with regards to each Legacy Resource immediately before the signing of the Agreement according to the procedure described in the RIPE NCC procedural document Closure of Members, Deregistration of Internet Resources, and Legacy Resources (section C.2).

2. Termination of Contractual Relationship

If the contractual relationship between the Legacy Holder and the sponsoring LIR is terminated for any reason, the RIPE NCC must be notified. The Legacy Holder may at that point enter into a contractual relationship with a different sponsoring LIR or with the RIPE NCC directly.

Procedure

Preferably, for registration purposes, the RIPE NCC must be notified before the contractual relationship terminates. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring LIR to submit this notification to the RIPE NCC prior to termination.

If the RIPE NCC has not been notified prior to the termination and the Legacy Holder has already entered into a new contractual relationship with a different sponsoring LIR, this new sponsoring LIR must notify the RIPE NCC and submit the new contract they signed with the Legacy Holder. The RIPE NCC will notify the previous sponsoring LIR of this change. Should the previous LIR object to the termination of their contract with the Legacy Holder, the RIPE NCC will only accept the contract of the sponsoring LIR that submits a confirmation signed by the Legacy Holder. This confirmation must clearly state that the Legacy Holder has or has not terminated the contractual agreement with the previous sponsoring LIR.

The Legacy Holder may also enter into a contractual relationship directly with the RIPE NCC. For more information, please see:

https://www.ripe.net/lir-services/resource-management/legacy-resources/ripe-ncc-services-to-legacy-internet-resource-holders

If the RIPE NCC is informed of the termination of the contractual relationship between the sponsoring LIR and the Legacy Holder and, after 10 working days, no new contractual relationship has been established between the Legacy Holder and a different sponsoring LIR or the RIPE NCC, the RIPE NCC will send a notification to the Legacy Holder’s contact email addresses, as listed in the relevant RIPE Database object, asking the Legacy Holder to sign a new contractual agreement with another sponsoring LIR within 10 working days of the notification or to sign an agreement directly with the RIPE NCC.

If the RIPE NCC has not received a new contractual agreement 10 working days from the date of the notification, the RIPE NCC will not be obliged to keep providing the holder with services other than those provided with regards to each Legacy Resource immediately before the signing of the Agreement according to the procedure described in the RIPE NCC procedural document Closure of Members, Deregistration of Internet Resources, and Legacy Resources (section C.2.).

3. Closure of Sponsoring LIR

If the sponsoring LIR has their RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement terminated, the RIPE NCC will send a notification to the Legacy Holder’s contact email addresses, as listed in the relevant RIPE Database object, asking the Legacy Holder to sign a new contractual agreement with another sponsoring LIR or with the RIPE NCC within 10 working days of the notification.

If the Legacy Holder does not submit a new contractual agreement with another sponsoring LIR within 10 working days of the RIPE NCC requesting them, the RIPE NCC will send a reminder to the Legacy Holder’s contact email addresses as listed in the relevant RIPE Database object, asking the sponsoring LIR to submit the requested documents within 10 working days of the day of the reminder.

If the RIPE NCC has not received a new contractual agreement 10 working days from the date of the reminder, the RIPE NCC will not be obliged to keep providing the holder with services other than those provided with regards to each Legacy Resources immediately before the signing of the Agreement according to the procedure described in the RIPE NCC procedural document Closure of Members, Deregistration of Internet Resources, and Legacy Resources (section C.2).