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How Regional Internet registries manage the allocation and registration of IP Addresses?

  • Posted at 2020-03-26 14:13:42
  • By Prefixx Team

How Regional Internet registries manage the allocation and registration of IP Addresses?

Every device connected to the Internet requires a specific IP address. One single system cannot handle the registration as well as the allocation of billions of Internet-connected devices worldwide. The Regional Internet Registries or an RIR comes into play here.
Within a specified region of the world, a particular Regional Internet Registry works as an organization and manages the registration as well as the allocation of Internet number resources. Internet number resources refer to IP addresses and other numbers. For efficient and seamless allocation and registration of IP addresses, a total of five Regional Internet Registries are operational worldwide.

  • AFRINIC (African Network Information Center) - Africa
ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) – Canada, Antarctica, parts of the Caribbean, and the US
APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre) – East, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania
LACNIC (Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre) - most of the Caribbean as well as all of Latin America
RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) serves Europe, Central Asia, West Asia as well as Russia

How are IP addresses allocated?

The current architecture of IP addresses is called the IPv4. The number of IPv4 addresses available is in millions, but they are still not infinite. Due to this abundant yet limited number of IPv4 addresses, the authorities realized there was an urgency to effectively manage the inventory and allocate IPv4 addresses smartly all over the globe.
The Regional Internet Registries came up with neutral guidelines to follow for the optimum allocation of IPv4 addresses worldwide. The protocol is such that one Regional Internet Registry does not hoard IPv4 addresses for computer users. Neither does it put any other geographical region at a disadvantage.
It is important to note here that the Regional Internet Registries as a whole do not generate IPv4 addresses themselves. It is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) that generates these IPv4 addresses and distributes them between the five Regional Internet Registries. These then further allocate IPv4 addresses to Internet users in their respective geographical regions.

How to get IPv4 addresses?

If you are looking to buy IPv4 addresses, you can get in touch with IPv4 brokers for the same. The most in-demand IPv4 brokers are ARIN IPv4 brokers and RIPE IPv4 brokers. These IPv4 brokers have large blocks of IPv4 addresses available to buy. You can get in touch with these brokers to even sell IPv4 addresses if you are looking to do so. Moreover, they also provide the option to lease IPv4 addresses.
It is easy for you to buy-sell-lease IPv4 addresses with IPv4 brokers. Getting a broker or their company registered with the RIPE NCC and ARIN is very simple. You can grab this information from global search or Regional Internet Registries. You can get a complete list here https://www.ripe.net/manage-ips-and-asns/resource-transfers-and-mergers/brokers & https://www.ripe.net/manage-ips-and-asns/resource-transfers-and-mergers/brokers

How can Prefixx help you in securing IPv4 addresses?

Prefixx is a registered RIPE NCC and ARIN independent broker of IPv4 addresses. Their efficient processing will enable you to buy IPv4 addresses safely. The following three simple steps in their protocol can lead the transaction to a success.

1. The paper process
Prefixx helps you identify buyers or sellers, as required. If the buyer and seller are in agreement with the arrangements of the transaction, the portal assists in coming up with an assignment plan.

2. The transaction
A purchase (buy-sell) or lease agreement is signed by both parties with the assistance and expert guidance of Prefixx. The funds are taken from the buyer and held in an escrow account until the resources (IPv4 addresses) have been transferred to the buyer.

3. The final transaction
After the successful transfer of resources, funds from the escrow account are released to the seller. In case the seller refuses to transfer the resources, the funds in the escrow account are transferred back to the buyer. In case the buyer suddenly wishes not to buy the resources, they can request a termination of the agreement and receive all their funds back from the escrow account.
Owing to Prefixx’s three-step process, the entire transaction is simple, clean, and very safe. One need not worry about losing their money or not receiving resources as promised. The portal effectively secures every piece of the agreement together and enables secure transactions. In case of any difficulty faced, Prefixx also offers excellent customer care support.

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