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Quarterly Planning

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and the community on developments around the RIPE Database

We launched this initiative in Q4 2021, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE Database Working Group (WG) mailing list and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q2 2024 Plans

Last Updated: 19 March 2024

Item 1: RDAP RIR Search

Description: The team is working on the implementation of the 'RIR Search' feature. We have implemented a new feature, 'Basic Search Features', and are working on the 'Relation Searches' feature, which will be included in a future Whois release.

Status: In progress

Item 2: Bulk Mail Sender Requirements

Description: We will make changes to comply with new requirements for bulk email senders. As part of the Whois 1.111 release, we will implement mail bounce detection (i.e. an outgoing message has permanently failed delivery) and also unsubscription (i.e. one-click unsubscribe from a mail client). You can find more information on the message we sent to the Database WG.

Status: In progress

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. The Database Working Group (WG) employs a process called Numbered Work Items (NWIs) that allows anyone to suggest work the RIPE NCC should carry out to improve the RIPE Database. A lot of work takes place each quarter to investigate the feasibility of NWIs and plan for their implementation.

Community input DB-2021#01: NWI-2 - Displaying history for database objects where available

Description: DB-WG to define requirements for NWI-2.

Status: Under consideration

Community input DB-2021#02: NWI-4 - role of status: field in multivalued status context

Description: The team completed the impact analysis of the 'ALLOCATED-ASSIGNED PA' status. We now have a decision from the co-chairs on NWI-4 to proceed with the new proposal. The team will implement this in a future Whois release.

Status: In progress

Community input DB-2021#04: NWI-12 - NRTMv4

Description: Proposed Solution Definition to DB-WG, based on draft NRTM v4 proposal by Sasha Romijn. We worked on the server-side implementation and are now working on the client-side implementation. More information can be found on GitHub.

Status: In progress

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q2 2024 plan will be archived once we publish the Q3 2024 planning.