Technical Terms and Definitions

SWIP - Networking

Shared WHOIS Project

According to, the purpose of a SWIP is as follows:

  1. Updates WHOIS to show which organization is using the assigned IP address space.
  2. Provides a point of contact within the organization to which the IP space is assigned.
  3. Tracks whether a provider has exhausted or is about to exhaust its current CIDR block allocations such that an additional allocation may be justified.