As the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, we serve over 20,000 members in 76 countries. We register IP addresses and ASNs, and act as the secretariat to the RIPE community.
We're a not-for-profit organisation that works to support the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) community and the wider Internet community. The RIPE NCC membership consists mainly of Internet service providers, telecommunication organisations and other companies that manage their own network infrastructure.
We maintain a registry of all allocated Internet number resources in our service region, the details of which can be found in the RIPE Database. This helps to maintain a well-organised and efficient Internet, and also helps safeguard the number resources in use.
Part of our function is to act as a coordination centre for the RIPE community. As part of this, we perform a variety of activities. These include:
We also work with the technical community and various organisations on what can be termed "Internet governance".
The RIPE NCC consists of over 20,000 organisations that act as Local Internet Registries (LIRs) to provide Internet services in their own countries.
The service region consists of 76 countries. Organisations that provide services in any of those countries can become members of the RIPE NCC in order to receive Internet resources. The RIPE NCC provides a list of the organisations that are members in each country in the RIPE NCC service region.
The RIPE NCC is led by Hans Petter Holen, the Managing Director and CEO.RIPE NCC Leadership
The RIPE NCC Executive Board oversees the work of the RIPE NCC and is elected by the RIPE NCC members.RIPE NCC Executive Board
The RIPE Chair and Vice Chair ensure the smooth functioning of the RIPE community.RIPE Chair Team
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Find all of our legal documents, including those on Internet number resources, corporate governance, arbitration, information for Law Enforcement Agencies and more.Legal Information
Find out what our transparency with regards to corporate governance means to us and to our stakeholders.Corporate Governance
Find our bank details and VAT number, along with the current Charging Scheme and Billing Procedure.Financial Information