15 November 2021 | 4 min read

How To Add an Organization’s Object (org) To the RIPE Inetnum

Learn how to create and add your organization's org attribute in RIPE NCC.

Before you upload a subnet to the IPXO Marketplace, make sure you have added your organization’s org attribute to the inetnum you created in RIPE. You need to do this to receive the subnet ownership confirmation email.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to add an org to your RIPE inetnum.

Prerequisites

If you want to upload RIPE allocated subnets to the IPXO Marketplace, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • IPXO will validate the inetnums with the status attribute containing a value of either SUB-ALLOCATED PA, LEGACY or ASSIGNED PA.
  • If the value of the status attribute is ALLOCATED PA, and the subnet mask of the inetnum is 24, IPXO will require you to create ROA or issue an LOA for AS834 (handled by IPXO).
  • If the value of the status attribute is ALLOCATED PA, and the subnet mask of the inetnum is less than 24 (i.e., the subnet is larger, e.g. 192.168.10.0/23), IPXO will require you to create more specific inetnums (e.g., 192.168.10.0/24 and 192.168.11.0/24) with the status SUB-ALLOCATED PA and add them to IPXO.
  • You must add your organization’s code in the org attribute when creating inetnum and also add IPXO-MNT as the mnt-by attribute, so that IPXO could control the inetnum needed for automation. Use this guide to learn how to add the mnt-by attribute.
  • If the value of the status attribute is ASSIGNED PI, IPXO will not validate the inetnum. Here is an official guide from RIPE on how to convert an Assigned PI to an Allocated PA.

Where to find my organization’s object (org) in RIPE?

If you do not know what your org attribute is, you can use these easy steps to find it. As an example, we use the subnet 193.84.111.0/24.

Step 1: Find the subnet that was issued by RIPE

Log in to your RIPE NCC Access account and open the RIPE Database. Click Resources in the menu on the left and then click My Resources. Find and select the subnet that was issued to you by RIPE.

Subnet in the My Resources menu in RIPE Database.
Subnet in the My Resources menu in RIPE Database

Step 2: Find your subnet’s org

When you open the subnet, you will find the Object in RIPE Database information. In the column on the left, you can find the org field. On the right column, you can find your organization’s object.

Object in RIPE Database information menu with org attribute highlighted.
Object in RIPE Database information menu

Note: If you want to edit your organization’s object, you can do that by clicking the Update object button on the right.

Update object button highlighted in RIPE Database.
Update object button in RIPE Database

How to add org in RIPE when creating an inetnum object

To add an org, you need to create an inetnum. If you haven’t created it yet, follow these instructions to do it.

Step 1. Create a subnet inetnum object

Log in to your RIPE NCC Access account and open the RIPE Database. In the menu on the left, click Create an Object to access the Select object type you would like to create window. Expand the Object type menu and select inetnum.

Inetnum attribute selection highlighted in RIPE's Create an Object menu.
Inetnum attribute selection in RIPE’s Create an Object menu

Enter any necessary inetnum information, such as:
Inetnum:
Netname:
Country:

Admin-c:
Tech-c:
Abuse c: IPXO834
Status:

Note: When creating the inetnum object, please make sure to select SUB-ALLOCATED PA as the status attribute.

Step 2: Add an attribute to the inetnum you have created

Click the + icon on the right of the netname.

Note: As an example, we use the inetnum 45.154.4.0/23.

Create "inetnum" object menu in RIPE Database.
Create “inetnum” object menu in RIPE Database

Step 3: Choose the org attribute

In the Choose attribute to insert drop-down menu, select org.

Org attribute selection highlighted in RIPE's create "inetnum" object menu.
Org attribute selection in RIPE’s create “inetnum” object menu

Step 4: Add your organization’s object

Add your organization’s object into the org field and then click Submit at the bottom.

Org attribute highlighted in RIPE's Create "inetnum" object menu
Org attribute in RIPE’s Create “inetnum” object menu

If you perform the steps correctly, your org will be visible in the org field of your object.

Org attribute highlighted in RIPE Database.
Org attribute highlighted in RIPE Database

How to add org in RIPE to an existing inetnum object

If you want to add org to an existing inetnum object, please follow these instructions.

Step 1: Find the existing inetnum

Log in to your RIPE NCC Access account and open the RIPE Database. Click Resources in the menu on the left and then click My Resources. Select the inetnum object to which you want to add an org.

Note: As an example, we use the inetnum 185.34.40.0/22.

ALLOCATED-PA inetnum highlighted in RIPE Database.
ALLOCATED-PA inetnum highlighted in RIPE Database

Step 2: Find the subnet

In the Object in RIPE Database menu, scroll down to the Internet number resource list. Click the subnet you choose.

Subnet highlighted in Internet number resource menu in RIPE Database.
Internet number resource menu in RIPE Database

Step 3: Add an attribute to the existing inetnum

Click the + icon on the right of the netname.

Plus icon highlighted in Object in RIPE Database menu.
Create “inetnum” object menu in Object in RIPE Database menu

Step 4: Choose the org attribute

In the Choose attribute to insert drop-down menu, select org.

Org attribute selection highlighted in Object in RIPE Database menu.
Org attribute selection in Object in RIPE Database menu

Step 5: Add your organization’s object

Add your organization’s object into the org field and then click Submit at the bottom.

Org attribute highlighted in RIPE's Object in RIPE Database menu.
Org attribute in RIPE’s Object in RIPE Database menu

If you perform the steps correctly, you will be notified that the object was updated successfully.

Successful update notification in RIPE Database.
Successful update notification in RIPE Database

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Support team via help.ipxo.com.

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