For some organisations having their own IP addresses is a crucial but overlooked part of their business plan. As time goes by business relationships change and infrastructure moves to different data-centers, and suddenly those addresses are a form of supplier lock-in. If your technology stack can use DNS then migration is relatively simple. But if you rely on any of the following then you might come unstuck:
- scanning your network for security posture needs to be redirected
- IPsec tunnels between your network and third parties need updating at both ends
- third parties need to update firewall ACLs to give your new addresses access
- your hard work to get email providers to approve your new sending addresses will need repeating
We’ve helped several organisations in this situations go through the process of becoming a “Local Internet Registry” — able to request their own IP address resources.
Want to find out more about the process? Drop us a line.
Need help with your existing LIR? Do you have an upcoming RIPE NCC audit, or do you need advice managing your resources? We’d be happy to help.