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Minutes 151st Executive Board Meeting

23 February 2022, 15:00-16:00 (UTC+1), virtual


Daniella Coutinho






  • Athina Fragkouli (AF), Chief Legal Officer, RIPE NCC
  • Ondřej Filip (OF), Treasurer
  • Hans Petter Holen (HPH), Managing Director, RIPE NCC
  • Maria Häll (MH), Member
  • Raymond Jetten (RJ), Member
  • Christian Kaufmann (CK), Chairman
  • Job Snijders (JS), Member
  • Piotr Strzyżewski (PS), Secretary


  • Remco van Mook (RvM), Member


  • Keith Mitchell, Arbiter, SMOTI Enterprises Inc.

1. Welcome and Agenda

All members of the RIPE NCC Executive Board (the Board) were present apart from Remco van Mook, who sent his apologies. The Chairman of the Board opened the meeting at 15:00 and welcomed everyone.

2. Arbiter Discussion

The Board discussed matters related to both this particular arbiter's ruling as well as general cooperation between arbiters and the RIPE NCC. The Board would like to thank Keith Mitchell for dedicating his time to the meeting.

3. Executive Board Resolution

The Board approved the following resolution:

Resolution EB#151-R-01
The RIPE NCC Executive Boards approves the implementation of the arbiter’s ruling on Conflict Arbitration between UMOS LLC and RIPE NCC issued on 7-1-2022 (hereafter: the Ruling). The Board would like to note that a formal approval of arbiter’s rulings is in general not required but in this case the RIPE NCC expressed concerns about the compliance of the Ruling with RIPE policies and RIPE NCC procedures and requested an approval from the RIPE NCC Executive Board in order to implement the Ruling. The Board acknowledges the obligation of the RIPE NCC to comply with the Ruling, in accordance with the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure section 5, and understands that arbiters’ rulings may not create a precedence for future conflicts.

The RIPE NCC Executive Board unanimously adopted the resolution.

4. Closing

The Chairman closed the meeting at 16:00.