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Minutes 103rd Executive Board Meeting

Title: Minutes 103rdExecutive Board Meeting, 18 Nov 2015


Athina Fragkouli, Sabine Mader




  • Dmitry Burkov
  • Maria Häll
  • Christian Kaufmann
  • Remco van Mook
  • Nigel Titley, Chairman
  • János Zsakó
  • Athina Fragkouli, Head of Legal, RIPE NCC
  • Axel Pawlik, Managing Director, RIPE NCC


1. Multiple LIRs

Nigel Titley opened the meeting at 19:30 (UTC+2).

The Executive Board unanimously adopted the following resolution:


Whereas currently a RIPE NCC member may request for additional LIR accounts and may hold multiple LIR accounts;

Whereas during the General Meeting of 18 November 2015 (under agenda point 7 - Report from the RIPE NCC Executive Board) it was challenged by a participant whether this situation reflects the intention of the RIPE policies, and the Executive Board undertook the responsibility to have a formal discussion on this topic at the next General Meeting;

Whereas the Executive Board anticipates an increase in requests for additional LIR accounts in the time leading to this discussion at the next General Meeting.

The RIPE NCC Executive Board decides, with immediate effect:

  • To temporarily restrict the ability of RIPE NCC members to acquire additional LIR accounts;
  • To temporarily suspend existing, ongoing or pending requests of RIPE NCC members to open additional LIR accounts.

The above decision does not include the acquisition of additional LIR accounts due to changes in two RIPE NCC members' business structures (e.g., merger or acquisition between two organisations that are RIPE NCC members).

For the next RIPE NCC General Meeting, the RIPE NCC Executive Board will add an agenda item on this topic for deliberation and will put forward a formal resolution for the members to vote on.

The RIPE NCC Executive Board may revisit their decision on this matter at any time in accordance with the discussions, and no later than at the first Executive Board Meeting after the next General Meeting.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:35 (UTC+2).