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YouTube Hijacking: A RIPE NCC RIS case study

On Sunday, 24 February 2008, Pakistan Telecom (AS17557) started an unauthorised announcement of the prefix 208.65.153.0/24. One of Pakistan Telecom's upstream providers, PCCW Global (AS3491) forwarded this announcement to the rest of the Internet, which resulted in the hijacking of YouTube traffic on a global scale.

IANA Introduces AAAA Record For K-root
ASO AC Elections: Hans Petter Holen Elected
Ray Pelletier first IETF Administrative Director
IPv6 Deployment Panel at ICANN Meeting
Clarification of RIPE IPv6 Allocation Policy and the RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP)
ASO AC Selects Raimundo Beca to Serve New Term on ICANN Board
First Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) Meeting in Bahrain

The Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) will hold its first meeting between 3 - 5 April 2007, at the Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel in Bahrain.

Global Root Server System Stands Firm Against DDoS Attack

Overnight attempts to disrupt global computer traffic were foiled in part thanks to the RIPE NCC managed K-root server.

The Internet Pavilion: Where Participation Makes the Difference