To request an Autonomous System Number (ASN) you need to have a contractual agreement with the RIPE NCC. To do this you either have to be a member or you have to find a Sponsoring LIR. The Sponsoring LIR can submit the request on your behalf. Access2.IT can be your Sponsoring LIR and submit the request.
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Hostio RIPE ASN
We request an ASN in your or your business’ name by means of a signed RIPE agreement.
€95,- per year
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Transfer your already existing RIPE ASN to our LIR.
€45,- first year
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about renting our LIR services? Here you’ll find our answers to frequently asked questions.
An autonomous system number (ASN) is a unique number assigned to an autonomous system (AS) by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). An AS consists of blocks of IP addresses that have a distinctly defined routing policy for accessing external networks and are administered by a single organization. However, they may be made up of several operators.
Having your own ASN can be beneficial in several different ways:
- Full control over traffic
- An individual network identity
- IP address portability
- Flexible network management
- Direct peering with IXPs
The application for a (sponsored) ASN via Hostio Solutions, a label of Access2.IT, can be done as a private person or a company/organization.
The following information is required for application as a company
- Company name
- Full names of all owners
- Full company address
- Zip Code
- Phone Number
- Email address
- Company registration ID
- Official registration document
- An IPv4 or IPv6 range registered under the same name
The following information is required for application as a private person
- Full name
- Full address
- Zip Code
- Phone Number
- Email address
- PDF scan of your passport (you can blur the photo)
- An IPv4 or IPv6 range
If you don't have an IPv4 or IPv6 range registered in your name, we can supply one. For this, we charge a small service fee.
Some details will be publicly available in the RIPE database.
When requesting an ASN at RIPE, you need an IPv4 or IPv6 address registered in the same name (company name or personal name).
In case you don't have one (yet), you can either rent one of our IPv4/IPv6 addresses or 'lend' one for a small fee. Please contact us if you'd like to receive more information about this.
If you want, you can supply 2 Upstream ASNs from peering partners. Applications for an ASN must have upstreams in the RIPE region with an active network.
- The ASN must mainly be used within the RIPE region. From there you can expand your ASN for usage in other countries outside the RIPE region
- You need to set up your ASN with BGP as standalone at the locations so you can use your ASN in several data centers and your IP ranges
- Technically: You can configure your ASN on 2 different data centers/hosting providers and set up a BGP session with your provider at both locations. You can use each range at 1 location at a time.
- An ASN can also be used in the USA if the ASN has an active network within the RIPE region. If the ASN is active within the RIPE region we can add USA Upstream/data centers in the RIPE database.
You can announce external ranges on your ASN at Hostio Solutions.
Announcing external IPv4 ranges to your ASN on a new server is free of charge. Announcing them on an existing server has a setup fee of €45.
When you request changes to your ASN, RIPE will reflect the changes immediately. This also applies to installing, moving, adding servers and IPv4 / IPv6 ranges to your ASN.
However, we have no control over the speed external (GEO) database providers use to update their systems. If needed, you can contact them directly with a change request.
For ASN changes in RIPE after initial delivery, we charge a small fee.
You’ll have your own, exclusive network: it isn’t shared with other customers.
Your data center must be able to supply the upstream (RIPE region).
You can ask your provider for the BGP session information and other required steps that must be done.
There will be no reference to Hostio Solutions. However, there will be a maintainer object referring to Access2.IT Group B.V. as the sponsoring LIR.
You're a RIPE member when you've joined the RIPE NCC. In order to do this, you have to pay RIPE a one-time or annual fee. As an example, in 2022 the fee was set to €1,400.
When requesting a RIPE ASN via Hostio Solutions (with our parent company Access2.IT acting as a Sponsoring LIR), you don't have to become a RIPE member. And thus, you won't have to pay the RIPE member fees.