In order for us to have the ability to manage the resources your bring to our IP Address Market and to offer you more management freedom, we would need to have our maintainer MNT-DETUK set as mnt-by for your IP addresses.

Here is one of the easiest ways to do it:

STEP 1. Login to the RIPE website and use the RIPE Database (Whois) search to find the range that you own/maintain. Alternatively, you may find your IP resources by navigating to Resources -> My Resources -> IPv4.

STEP 2. Once you find your range, you may check subnets status in RIPE whois. In this case we have ALLOCATED PA status, which means that we need to create more specific inetnum with SUB-ALLOCATED PA status.

STEP 3. Press RIPE Database, Create an Object and choose inetnum:

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STEP 4.Now add additional MNT-DETUK maintainer in the field as provided below:

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STEP 4. Add range for which you are creating inetnum (x.x.x.x/xx), set netmane, country, your admin-c, tech-c and finally choose SUB-ALLOCATED PA status. Press submit and new inetnum will be successfully created.

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And that is it! You have successfully added MNT-DETUK as mnt-by!

Of course, there are multiple ways to manage your IP resources, so feel free to read through an official RIPE Document Library to learn more!

In case you need any assistance from Heficed, feel free to create a Ticket.

What is mnt-by attribute and what permissions does it give to the added maintainer?

According to RIPE, by adding a maintainer as mnt-by attribute, you grant him permission to control parent and lower level ranges:
- inetnum objects (ipv4 resources),
- route objects (IRR/route objects for ipv4),
- domain objects (nameserver delegations).

This attribute will help us to automate the supervision and the preparation of the subnets.

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