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Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2015

RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik gave an interview with ISP Today about what he sees as the most important developments of 2014 and what the big issues in 2015 will be (article in Dutch).

RIPE NCC and CENTR Hold Joint Meeting With Governments

The RIPE NCC and CENTR, the European country code top-level domain (TLD) organisation, held a meeting on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, for governments and regulators to discuss issues of relevance to both the RIPE and CENTR communities. (Source:

The problem with driverless cars

RIPE NCC’s managing director, Axel Pawlick, discusses how the computer industry needs to safeguard the future growth of the Internet. Embracing what could be the next big automotive revolution, the UK Government plans to allow driverless cars on roads by 2015. (Source: PCR)

A Week in the Life of... An Internet Evangelist

Axel Pawlik (52) is managing director of the RIPE Network Co-ordination Centre, one of the world’s five Regional Internet Registries that provide Internet resource allocations, registration services and coordination activities to support the Internet’s operation worldwide. (Source: Telco Exec)

Why Internet Outages are Doubly Bad for Business

Europe and North America are so well connected that we forget life without the internet is even possible. But in others parts of the globe it's not merely possible, but a serious concern, says Kaveh Ranjbar, Chief Information Officer of the RIPE NCC (Source: Computer Business Review)

IPv6 is driving the future of the car industry

The automotive industry is gearing itself up for a technology revolution, driven by the Internet. While part of the industry focuses on fuel efficiency, there is also increasing attention on in-car connectivity, which opens up fields as diverse as entertainment, Sat-Nav, vehicle maintenance and insurance. (Source: ITProPortal)

Iraq suffers Internet outage amid turmoil

As tensions increase in Iraq, measurements from the RIPE NCC, one of the five Regional Internet Registries that support the operation of the Internet, show that there was a partial outage in the country early this morning. (Source: ITProPortal)

Proof the Net needs to move to IPv6 IP addresses: Microsoft runs out of U.S. address space

Microsoft has been forced to start using its global stock of IPv4 addresses to keep its Azure cloud service afloat in the U.S., highlighting the growing importance of making the shift to IP version 6. (Source: PCWorld)

Your driverless car isn't going to kidnap you

There is nothing to fear from IPv6, says RIPE NCC (Source: The Inquirer)

Global IPv4 Internet Address Supply Hits Critical Level – ISPs Must Prep IPv6

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which among other things is the international organisation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation (IANA use to do this), has warned that the global supply of IPv4 addresses has now reached a “critical level” and thus IPv6 adoption has become a “requirement for any network that needs to survive“. (Source: ISPreview)