Sometimes customers ask me how they can get provider independent IP addresses. Since IPv4 are finished, I looked for IPv6 only.

To apply for Provider Independent addresses there are some Contractual Requirements  that must be met. It’s cleat that IP are assigned to the organization and can’t be assigned to third parties, i.e. you’re not an ISP.

Direct assignment for users are available on RIPE website, there’s an annual fee and a one-time Administration Fee of 2000€:

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The policy  for PI assignments states that the minimum size is a /48 , so there’re 2^16 possible subnets of 2^64 hosts, a lot of addresses!

RIPE direct assignment for users