[DBWG] ORG-TYPE definitions

Frank Habicht geier at geier.ne.tz
Fri Feb 26 09:20:54 UTC 2021

On 26/02/2021 04:00, Nishal Goburdhan wrote:

> could you please post this in plain text.  some of us don’t click on

> random attachments (and it’s bad faith for you to propagate that notion ..)

> (i did run this through strings, but i want to be sure that what i read,

> was actually that which was published, before commenting)


the content of the PDF can really easily be shared as plain text as well:

Org-type Status Descriptions
org-type can have one of these values:
o 'IANA'
This represents the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The Public
Technical Identifiers (PTI) performs the IANA functions related to the
global IP and AS number spaces, such as allocations made to Regional
Internet Registries
o 'RIR'
This represents Regional Internet Registries only, these registries have
a primary role of managing and distributing public Internet address
space within their respective service regions.
Currently, there are five RIRs: AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC
o 'LIR'
This represents all the Local Internet Registries, these are Internet
Registries that receive allocations from an RIR and primarily assign
address space to their customers also called 'end-users'. Their
customers are other ISPs and end-users
o 'EU-PI'
This represents all the organisations (End-Sites) who receive portable
IP address space directly from the RIR to run their own networks. These
addresses cannot be sub-delegated or reassigned outside these organisations.
o 'EU-AS'
This represents all the End-Sites holding only ASN resources received
directly from the RIR.
This represents a non-active organisation that holds no IP resources
from the RIR.
The organisation may have applied for membership or is no longer an
AFRINIC Resource Member.
This represents organisations that were at one point an active AFRINIC
resource or associate member but no longer holds an active agreement
with AFRINIC. (No applicable use case in AFRINIC for now but to be put
to use soon).
No applicable use case in AFRINIC (can be removed)
No applicable use case in AFRINIC (can be removed)
These organisations can be created by any person on the AFRINIC WHOIS
database for the purpose of sub-allocation, but does not represent an
AFRINIC Resource Member
o 'REGISTERED-MEMBER'These represent AFRINIC Board Members holding office.
This represents an individual person or corporate body or the public
sector who have signed the Associate Membership Agreement

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