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RIPE NCC Membership Hits 5,000

Announcement | Amsterdam, 22 June 2007

On 19 June 2007, the RIPE NCC was joined by its 5,000th member, marking a milestone in the history of the Amsterdam based, not-for-profit organisation. As the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, the RIPE NCC provides its members with Internet number resources, such as IPv4 and IPv6 address space and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs).

"This is a significant moment in our membership history," said Paul Rendek, Head of Communications and External Relations, RIPE NCC. "The RIPE NCC has been providing its members with stable and secure service for more than 15 years. I would like to welcome our 5,000th member and thank the other 4,999 for their continued support."

The RIPE NCC's membership total has grown steadily since 1998, when it passed one thousand, rising to over three thousand by 2001 and passing four thousand by 2005. Currently supporting members in more than 70 countries, the RIPE NCC has been providing Internet number resources to its members and technical coordination to the Internet industry at large since 1992. The RIPE NCC also provides administrative support to Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), a collaborative forum open to all parties with an interest in wide area IP networks and the technical development of the Internet. Nominated by UK ISPA for an Internet Hero award in 2005, the RIPE NCC actively supports and represents the interests of its membership and the RIPE community.

About the RIPE NCC:
The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in its service region. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the RIPE NCC service region. The membership consists mainly of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations and large corporations located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.