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RIR - Regional Internet Registry


A RIR (Regional Internet Registry) is a non-profit organization responsible for the distribution of IP addresses on a regional level to Local Internet Registries (LIRs), which then assign the addresses to end-users.

There are five RIRs:

  1. AfriNIC: Africa,
  2. APNIC: Asia-Pacific,
  3. ARIN: North-America,
  4. LACNIC: Latin-America and the Caribbean,
  5. RIPE NCC: Europe.

The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).


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