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The RIPE community will elect one individual to serve a three-year term on the NRO NC, beginning 1 January 2013.

The election will be held at the RIPE 65 Meeting in Amsterdam from 24-28 September 2012.

Name of nominee

Dr. Robert Poehler

Nominee's country of residence


Nominee's organisation or employer


Nominee's email address


Nominee's postal address

Zürcherstrasse 161, 8010 Zürich, Switzerland

Biographical information

Dr. Robert Poehler was born in Nuremberg, Germany. In 1980 he established a Mailbox (BBS) in Nuermberg. The Mailbox was named MSW and was already able to exchange mails by using SMTP with the JAT Mailbox in Leinburg operated by Joachim Astel from Noris Network, Nuremberg, Germany. So he provided a very early access to UUCP boards. He founded different companies later which provided services to business user. In 1994 there was an Datex-P (Btx) / Datex-J based external server system operated which offered a big software library to public. The system was operated as own host with ID *41600# in Datex-J and connected directly with the Deutsche Telekom by Datex-P. Later he founded a few internet providers. All these companies where sold in the following years to other owners and investors and he moved to Switzerland. In Switzerland he was living as a privatee from now. He is still working as consultant for IT-security and IT-infrastructure. He operates as an business angel for new companies serving them with knowledge and risk capital. Additional he is guestspeaker at different universities and events in IT-business consulting and IT-security.

Name of nominee

Dmitry Kohmanyuk

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Nominee's organization or employer

Hostmaster Ltd., registry for the .UA domain

Nominee's email address


Biographical information

Dmitry Kohmanyuk graduated in 1992 from the Cybernetics Department of Kiev Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev (then Soviet Union, presently Ukraine), receiving a Masters Degree with honors.

He now resides in Kiev and works as Director for Public Relations of Hostmaster Ltd, the registry for the .UA domain. He actively participates in the Internet community, attending local, regional and international forums, including RIPE, CENTR, ICANN, IGF and other meetings. Hostmaster Ltd ( is a RIPE NCC member and will host the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting/ENOG in Odessa in May 2012.

Dmitry speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English (with a small set of Dutch words if needed.)