Availability of 16-bit AS Numbers is getting low. We have many in reserve that have been returned but they need 'cleaning'. You can help with this.
Where are these references?
What can you do to help?
How will the RIPE NCC coordinate this activity?
- We will send an email to the maintainer and contacts of the RIPE Database objects in which the returned AS Numbers are referenced, asking for the reference to be removed
- We will send three additional reminders, at intervals of three weeks from each other, for a total of four emails
- If, after four emails, the reference is still in place, we will update the RIPE Database object ourselves, removing the reference
- If the reference is recreated within one month from deletion (possibly due to automatic updates), we will contact the organisation through means of communication other than email
If one of your objects references a returned AS Number you will shortly receive an email from the RIPE NCC. In this email we will list which of your objects references which returned AS Number. When you receive such a mail, please remove the references and change any software you have that automatically generate your objects.