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This chapter explains how to configure the Infoblox Grid to manage RIR (Regional Internet Registries) allocated addresses and submit registration updates to the RIPE database. It includes the following sections:

RIR Address Allocation and Registration Updates
You can configure the Infoblox Grid to manage allocated IP address blocks that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) receive from their RIRs (Regional Internet Registries). An RIR is an entity that manages the Internet number resources, which include IP addresses and autonomous system numbers, within a specific region of the world. RIRs use SWIP (Share WHOIS Project) or RWhois (Referral WHOIS) servers to provide address allocation information for IP address blocks. Typically, an RIR determines the address blocks to be allocated for specific organizations (typically ISPs), while an ISP manages the allocated address blocks, associated organizations and corresponding RIR registrations. An organization can determine when to request for more address blocks from its RIR. Most ISPs manage multiple organizations and synchronize network address data with their RIRs every few months.
To leverage IPAM (IP Address Management) on the NIOS appliance, you can enable the Infoblox Grid to manage RIR allocated addresses and send registration updates to the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) database as often as you update RIR data on NIOS. RIPE is one of the five RIRs in the world that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources for Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Note: The RIR registration update feature is not supported in a Multi-Grid configuration.

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