Autonomous System Numbers

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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.

Services

Hostio ASN

95 per year
  • We as sponsoring LIR will request an ASN in your name by means of a signed RIPE agreement.
  • ASN is announced and managed on our network and using our upstreams.
  • 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.
  • If you want, you can supply 2 upstream providers in the RIPE service area that are active and you will use.
  • We need your company registration papers and/or a copy of your passport

Hostio External ASN

12 per month
  • €95 setup
  • You can use your own ASN on our infrastructure. We will whitelist your ASN at the RIPE database.
  • You must add our ASNs (currently AS208258 and AS205406) to your peers at RIPE (or the RIR you use).
  • After this we will configure the BGP sessions on our core routers. We also do the necessary administration and monitoring.
  • We assume you have all the technical knowledge to configure the BGP on your server. You can let us do the setup at a fee of €45 per (virtual) server extra.
  • GEO IP / Location

  • Technical Support 

  • Remote Hands

You can announce external ranges on your ASN at Hostio Solutions​

You’ll have your own, exclusive network: it isn’t shared with other customers.

Managed ASN

With our Managed ASN, you don’t need any technical knowledge to use an ASN on our network. We arrange, maintain, and monitor everything for you.

With a managed ASN you can use your AS number on multiple servers: Virtual Servers, Dedicated Servers, and Colocation. We do the installation and configuration on the network and server. With our service, you can use the range on any server with a maximum of 1024 IPs per server.

You can use your own ASN or obtain an ASN through us.

More information

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 of traffic
  • An individual network identity
  • IP address portability
  • Flexible network management
  • Direct peering with IXPs
  • Hosting companies
  • Game Hosters
  • Resellers
  • Corporate
  • Clients renting IPv4 subnets from us

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.

Some details will be publicly available in the RIPE database.

You need the following to apply for an ASN:

  • Applications for an ASN must have upstreams in the RIPE region with an active network.
  • You need to supply 2 Upstream ASNs from peering partners

Examples

  • 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.

 

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.

The following information is required for application as a company

  •  Company name
  •  Full names of all owners
  •  Full company address
  •  Zip Code
  •  City
  •  Country
  •  Phone Number
  •  Email address 
  •  Company registration ID
  • Official registration document
  • An IPv4 range

The following information is required for application as a private person

  • Full name
  • Full address
  • Zip Code
  • City
  • Country
  • Phone Number
  • Email address 
  • PDF scan of your passport (you can blur the photo)
  • An IPv4 range

Tip for proxy use: do NOT use any reference to your proxy business (company, name, email address)

The ASN is ‘white-label’ and there will be no reference to Hostio Solutions. Only to Access2.IT as the sponsoring LIR.

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 contact them directly with a request.

Ordering your ASN

Click here to order your own ASN from the portal

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