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RIPE NCC General Meeting November 2011

The RIPE NCC Autumn General Meeting (GM) 2011 began on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at 16:00 (UTC +1). It was held adjacent to the RIPE 63 Meeting, which took place from 31 October-4 November 2011.

The GM consisted of two parts:

  • The RIPE NCC Services Working Group began at 16:00 (UTC +1) and included the presentation of the Report from the RIPE NCC. This part of the GM was open to everyone.
  • The second part of the GM followed immediately after and was open only to RIPE NCC members who had registered for the GM. This part of the meeting is the forum where RIPE NCC members can discuss the operations and activities of the RIPE NCC and exercise their voting rights.


For this particular GM, the Executive Board allowed electronic voting for resolutions. The voting period began on Wednesday, 2 November according to the GM agenda and remained open until 14:00 (UTC +1) on Thursday, 3 November.

The GM continued on Wednesday but the physical meeting was postponed until 15:45 (UTC +1) on Thursday, when the Chairman of the GM announced the results of the votes on the GM resolutions. The results of the voting on resolutions were as follows:

The Executive Board extended the voting period for this GM to make it as convenient as possible for RIPE NCC members in the entire RIPE NCC service region to cast their votes. The GM was webcast, so all RIPE NCC members were able to follow proceedings and have time to vote on all resolutions.

Voting and Resolutions

Candidate members could attend the GM but were not allowed to vote according to article 16.7 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association. Members who could not attend the GM were able to vote by means of proxy voting, as per article 16.

The meeting could only pass resolutions submitted and published according to article 15 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.

The results of the voting on the GM resolutions were as follows:

a) Certification: Option A
No 161
Yes 83
Abstain 17

a) Certification: Option B
No 120
Yes 114
Abstain 26

b) The General Meeting adopts the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2012.
No 148
Yes 102
Abstain 11

c) The General Meeting, in accordance with Article 21 of the Articles of Association, adopts the amendments to the Articles of Association as proposed and announced by the Executive Board on 5 October 2011.

Yes 193
Abstain 41
No 27

d) The General Meeting adopts the proposed new RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement, makes obsolete the old RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement and the RIPE NCC Standard Terms and Conditions, and instructs the RIPE NCC Executive Board and management of the RIPE NCC to implement the necessary changes.

Yes 200
No 38
Abstain 23

e) The General Meeting approves the addition of David Freedman to the RIPE NCC Arbiters Panel.
Yes 203
No 31
Abstain 27

RIPE NCC Report November 2011

The RIPE NCC Report for the GM was presented in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group session on Wednesday, 2 November 2011. GM attendees not registered for the RIPE Meeting were welcome to participate. The RIPE NCC Report was not repeated in the GM.

Important Dates
  • 21 September 2011 - GM Registration opens
  • 29 September 2011 - Registration for electronic voting opens
  • 5 October 2011 - Draft agenda and proposed resolutions posted online by the RIPE NCC
  • 19 October 2011 - Submission deadline for proposed resolutions

  • 19 October 2011 - Submission deadline for proxy forms
  • 19 October 2011 - Registration for electronic voting closes
  • 2 November 2011 - RIPE NCC General Meeting