inet6num: 2a00,1050,,/32 netname: DE-GLOBE-20090624 country: DE org: ORG-GGIG1-RIPE admin-c: GLO1-RIPE tech-c: GLO1-RIPE status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: GLOBE-NOC mnt-routes: GLOBE-NOC notify: email@example.com created: 2009-06-24T08,31,32Z last-modified: 2016-11-18T19,26,51Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-GGIG1-RIPE org-name: Globe Development GmbH org-type: LIR address: Koenigsberger Strasse 260 address: 48157 address: Muenster address: GERMANY phone: +49251520520 fax-no: +492515205299 mnt-ref: GLOBE-NOC mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: GLOBE-NOC e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org abuse-c: AR14585-RIPE admin-c: MS2234-RIPE admin-c: WR784-RIPE admin-c: GLO1-RIPE created: 2004-04-17T11,07,40Z last-modified: 2016-11-18T19,27,00Z source: RIPE role: GLOBE NOC address: Globe Development GmbH - Network Operating Center - address: Koenigsberger Strasse 260 address: 48157 Muenster address: Germany phone: +49-251-520520 fax-no: +49-251-5205299 e-mail: email@example.com remarks: greetings from Muenster, Germany admin-c: MS2234-RIPE tech-c: MS2234-RIPE nic-hdl: GLO1-RIPE notify: firstname.lastname@example.org notify: email@example.com notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: GLOBE-NOC created: 2002-08-02T09,21,32Z last-modified: 2008-10-17T12,08,03Z source: RIPE route6: 2a00,1050,,/32 descr: GLOBE IPv6 origin: AS12470 mnt-by: GLOBE-NOC created: 2012-07-10T14,16,47Z last-modified: 2012-07-10T14,16,47Z source: RIPE
IP address ranges, or netblocks, are groups of related IP addresses. They are usually represented as a base IP address, followed by a slash, and then a netmask which represents how many IP addresses are contained within the netblock. This format is known as CIDR. You'll also sometimes see netblocks given as a start ip address, and an end ip address, or an ip address range.
Traffic works its way around the internet based on the routing table, which contains a list of networks and their associated netblocks.