IP Addresses

Last change on 2021-07-26 • Created on 2020-03-23

Introduction

This article provides information about IP addresses, including prices, the ordering process, and how we at Hetzner allocate them.

IPv4 addresses

You can order IPv4 addresses for your dedicated root server, colocation space, and vSwitch. Please see the price overview here.

IPv6 Subnet

In addition to the main IPv4 address, all servers also have a /64 IPv6 subnet. For clients who received their servers before February 2013, they can order this subnet (for free) via Robot, and we will automatically activate them.

Ordering

To order additional IP addresses, please log into Robot, select Servers from the menu on the left, and then select the server you want the IPs for. The first tab (that should automatically be open) is called IPs. At the bottom of this tab page, you can click on the link Order additional IPs/Nets. You will now see an overview of the IPs you can order, along with the price for each option.

RIPE Guidelines

We only allocate IPs if their use conforms to RIPE guidelines. This means we require a valid technical reason for why you need the IPs.

IP Allocation

We allocate IP addresses during normal office hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm, CE(S)T.

Reverse DNS

You can set the reverse DNS (PTR) record for your IP(s) on Robot, under the IPs tab of your server. To the right of the IP address, there is a textbox where you can enter a reverse DNS record. For subnets (IPv4 and IPv6), click on the plus button to the left of the subnet to see the individual IPs and to set reverse DNS entries for them.

Cancellation

You can cancel single IPs and subnets on Robot. Please select Servers from the menu on the left and then select the corresponding server. Under the tab Cancellation you can cancel the IPs and/or subnets for the next available date. See also our article on cancellations.

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