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RIPE Database Training Course Outline

With this training course, you will learn to query and update the RIPE Database.

After this course you will:

  • Understand the function, scope and importance of the RIPE Database
  • Understand how to query the RIPE Database in order to get information
  • Understand how to create and update objects in the RIPE Database
  • Understand how the protection mechanisms work in the RIPE Database
  • Understand how hierarchical authorisation works for the creation of more specific inetnum and inet6num objects
  • Understand how to create route(6) objects in the RIPE Database Routing Registry
  • Understand how to request reverse delegation using the RIPE Database
  • Understand the benefits of using the API to query and update the RIPE Database

Who should attend:

You should attend this training course if you are part of the staff of a Local Internet Registry (LIR) in the RIPE NCC service region.

Course contents:

  1. What is the RIPE Database?
    • Purpose of the Database, objects, looking for data
  2. How does it work?
    • Making queries, using flags and options
  3. How to update it?
    • Maintainers, creating and deleting objects
  4. Delegating address space to others
    • How to register sub-allocations
  5. RIPE Routing Registry
    • aut-num and route(6) objects
  6. Reverse DNS
    • How to request reverse delegation
  7. More RIPE Database
    • Inverse lookups, Full Text Search, Notifications, RIPE Database Working Group
  8. The RESTful API
    • How to use the API

This course doesn't cover:

  • The basics of routing, or any technical routing topics
  • How to request IP addresses from the RIPE NCC
  • How to operate a Local Internet Registry (LIR)


  • The RIPE Database Training Course is based on hands-on practical exercises and demonstrations. Throughout the day, various exercises and demonstrations will get you familiar with the RIPE Database and allow you to practice your newly learned skills.
  • At the course we hand out a USB stick containing the course material and an exercise booklet.

The material you need to bring:

Please bring your laptop. This course is based on interactive exercises via a web browser. Your laptop should:

  • Be able to connect to a wireless network
  • Have a web browser installed


You can register as follows:


  • Send an email to . As it can take longer for us to deal with such mails, this is not the recommended way to register for a course.

We can only accept two people from the same LIR per training course. If more then two people apply, they will be placed on the waiting list and only admitted on the course if there are free places.

The costs of this course are covered by the LIR's membership fee. The course includes lunch and training materials. Travel expenses and accommodation during the training course are not included.

More details on the training course policies are available in the RIPE NCC Training Registration Guidelines.

All RIPE Database Training Courses are conducted in English.

We ask everyone to arrive by 09:00 for coffee. The course starts at 09:30 and finishes at 17:30.