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RIPE NCC Engagement with External Organisations

Beyond the RIPE NCC membership, there is a diverse range of organisations with whom we work in various ways, including technical coordination organisations, industry groups, public regulators, law enforcement groups, academic institutions and more. Our essential goal in engaging with these organisations is to broaden support for and understanding of RIPE, the RIPE NCC and the global registry system.

The RIPE NCC has entered into formal agreements (generally Memoranda of Understanding or Letters of Understanding) with several of these organisations. The purpose of these agreements is to foster greater understanding and more effective coordination and cooperation between both parties - and to ensure transparency to our membership and the RIPE community.

In other cases, the RIPE NCC has joined membership organisations in which we can contribute to discussions on issues relevant to the RIPE community and the operations of the RIPE NCC.

Reciprocal Agreements

Organisation Effective Date Agreement Summary

Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Association (APTLD)

14 September 2017


Focuses on coordinating involvement with Internet coordination bodies such as ICANN, raising awareness about IPv6 adoption, and providing technical training on such topics as IPv6, security and DNS. [News Announcement]

Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC)

12 September 2017


Focuses on IPv6 development and training, promoting the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) to foster closer ties between the Georgian academic community and the larger RIPE community, and using RIPE Atlas to provide the technical community with local data about Internet connectivity. [News Announcement

Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

18 April 2017

MoU (English)

MoU (Russian)

Focuses on promoting the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) and IPv6 deployment, including training courses for Russian RIPE NCC members and IPv6 Roadshow events in Russia. It also stipulates an agreement between the RIPE NCC and a third party chosen by the Russian ministry to make use of the RIPE NCC Near Real Time Mirroring Service. [News Announcement]


26 January 2017 MoU Focuses on capacity building to support the development of the Arab Internet community through training courses, meetings and IPv6 Roadshows, as well as promoting RIPE Atlas. [News Announcement]


14 December 2016 MoU Enhances cooperation to tackle cybercrime and Internet security. [News Announcement]


 7 November 2016 MoU Covers the promotion of IPv6 and IXPs, the importance of security, and a common approach to Internet governance. [News Announcement]


23 September 2015


Focuses on both parties adopting a common approach to ITU matters, sharing information, and attending each other's meetings. [News Announcement]


11 September 2014


Formalises the RIPE NCC's contributions to the yearly EuroDIG event and the strategic coordination of the EuroDIG association. [News Announcement]


2 October 2012


Builds on the close working relationship between the RIPE NCC and APNIC and enhances cooperation between the two RIRs in key areas such as K-root server deployment and RPKI Certification. [News Announcement]


21 October 2004


Signed by the RIPE NCC as part of the Number Resource Organization (NRO). Stipulates the role and responsibilities of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) and the global policy development process as carried out by the NRO.


24 October 2003


Establishes the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and stipulates its role, structure and functions as the umbrella organisation for the existing RIRs. 


Service Level Agreements

Organisation Effective Date Agreement Summary


 15 March 2016 SLA Covers the promotion of IPv6 and IXPs, the importance of security, and a common approach to Internet governance. [News Announcement]


Membership Agreements

Organisation Effective Date Notes


November 2016

The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation was created by the European Commission to bring together different IoT stakeholders in Europe and encourage IoT take-up in the region.

ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)

March 2010

The branch of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that develops and coordinates worldwide technical standards for information and communication technologies.

ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

March 2010

The branch of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that promotes the development and improvement of information and communication technologies in the developing world.