Glossary

 RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP)
The RIPE community develops and sets policies through a long-established, open, bottom-up process of discussion and consensus-based decision-making.
 ROUTE(6)
A common abbreviation meaning both ROUTE and ROUTE6 objects
 Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL)
Allows a network operator to be able to specify routing policies at various levels in the Internet hierarchy.
 Routing Policy System Security (RPSS)
The Internet Routing Registry (IRR) is used for purposes that have a strong requirement for data integrity and security.  The Routing Policy System Security addresses issues of data integrity and security consistent with the usage of the IRR and which avoids compromising data integrity and security.
 Secondary Objects
A set of objects that exist in the RIPE Database to support the primary objects.
 Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
The generic term for all types of names and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web. A URL (Uniform Resource Locator or web address) is one kind of URI.
 Update the RIPE Database
Submit information for entry into or removal from the RIPE Database
 UTF8
A character encoding capable of encoding all possible characters.
 whois Database
An interchangeable phrase sometimes used to describe the RIPE Database. It can also be used to describe other types of databases like domain name registries.