30 December 2021 | 3 min read

How IP Lessees Can Change/Update Subnets in the IPXO Marketplace

Discover what changes/updates you, as an IP lessee in the IPXO Marketplace, can request for the subnets you rent.

As a Marketplace client, you can change/update subnets at IPXO. Most subnets can be updated using the same procedures, regardless of whether they are allocated by AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC or RIPE NCC. If there are any exceptions for what can and cannot be changed, our team can provide you with more information individually.

Regional Internet Registries include AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and RIPE NCC.
Regional Internet Registries

Geolocation

IPXO Marketplace clients can use subnets in many different geolocations, and they can also request to have the geolocation updated according to their needs. We send geolocation update requests to MaxMind, IP2Location, DB-IP and IPinfo databases. 

Use our IP geolocation guide to learn more about IP geolocation. 

Example of IP geolocation information from several different IP databases.
IP geolocation data from several databases

Subnet’s Whois

The subnet’s Whois information changes are possible for the following data:  

  • Admin-c/Tech-c (depending on RIR) 
  • Country
  • Desc/Remarks (depending on RIR) 
  • Geolocation (depending on RIR) 
  • Netname/Name, ORG

Note: Depending on the Regional Internet Registry, changes of additional fields may be possible too. 

Here’s an example of Whois information provided by AFRINIC. To demonstrate an example, we use the subnet 154.16.99.0/24.

Whois search results example in the AFRINIC Search results menu.
AFRINIC Whois search results

Here’s an example of Whois information provided by APNIC. To demonstrate an example, we use the subnet 103.141.68.0/24.

Whois search results example in the APNIC Whois Search menu.
APNIC Whois search results

Here’s an example of Whois/RDAP information provided by ARIN. To demonstrate an example, we use the subnet 64.112.97.0/24. 

Whois search results example in the ARIN Whois/RDAP menu.
ARIN Whois search results

Here’s an example of Whois information provided by LACNIC. To demonstrate an example, we use the subnet 191.96.44.0/23.

Whois search results example in the LACNIC Whois lookup menu.
LACNIC Whois search results

Here’s an example of Whois information provided by RIPE NCC. To demonstrate an example, we use the subnet 2.59.180.0/24. 

Whois search results example in the RIPE Database Query menu.
RIPE NCC Whois search results

Note: Whether or not changes are possible also depend on the subnet’s status/nettype. For example, it is not possible to change the netname and org attributes of a RIPE NCC subnet that has the Allocated PA status.

Whois search results example in the RIPE Database Query menu.
Netname, org and status attributes highlighted in RIPE Whois search results

ROA and Route Object

If you want to have ROA, Whois route object or RADB route object created, you have to assign the subnet to a specific ASN. Follow the instructions below to learn how to do it.

How to assign a subnet to a specific ASN

Step 1: Access the My Leased IPs menu

Log in to the IPXO Portal and go to My Resources (IPAM) -> My Leased IPs.

My Leased IPs menu in IPXO Portal's My Resources menu.
How to access My Leased IPs in the IPXO Portal

Step 2: Click Assign

Identify the subnet you want to assign and click the Assign button on the right.

List of subnets in IPXO Portal's My Leased IPs menu with the Assign button.
Assign button in the My Leased IPs list

Step 3: Provide assignment information

  1. Enter the Company name (e.g., IPXO).
  2. Add the ASN (autonomous system number) of the AS Organization (e.g., 834).
  3. Check the boxes if you want to create ROA, Whois route object and/or RADB route object.
  4. Add any Additional information regarding the data you want us to change/update. 
  5. Click Confirm once you fill out the form. 

Note: You can add as many ASNs as you want. However, keep in mind that you have to pay $9 per ASN.

5 steps on how to assign subnets via the IPXO Portal.
Subnet assignment form

Once the assignment is complete, you will receive the LoA (Letter of Authorization) document. You can find and download it from My Resources (IPAM) -> My Leased IPs -> LoA.

LoA button in the IPXO Portal's My Leased IPs menu.
LoA button in the My Leased IPs list

Nameserver

IPXO is currently working on the automated rDNS feature, which will enable you to make changes yourself. Until the feature is fully implemented and available for the clients of the IPXO platform, you have to contact us directly if you want a subnet to be delegated to your nameserver. To make a request, contact us via help.ipxo.com.

Note: If you want us to update the nameservers, make sure you set them up first. Here’s an example of a nameserver delegation in RIPE.

Create "domain" objects menu in the RIPE Database.
Create “domain” objects menu in the RIPE Database

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via help.ipxo.com

Contact support

If you have any questions, contact our support team!