Why do I have to justify my IP usage?

Note: Only IPs reserved for Bare Metal Servers and Dedicated Firewalls need justification.

phoenixNAP conforms to both North American IP Registry (ARIN) and European IP Registry (RIPE) policies concerning IP address allocation. In accordance with these policies, phoenixNAP will assign only the number of IP addresses that the client can justify. Clients need to fill out an IP Address Allocation Justification Form and demonstrate that their IP usage is efficient enough.

If a client does not meet the minimum usage criteria, phoenixNAP reserves the right to revoke the assignment and reassign an appropriate number of IP addresses.

Note: In order to request additional IPs, your IP usage must be over 80% of the total number of your IP addresses.