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Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is the oldest and largest of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

  • As a not-for-profit membership organisation, it administers Internet number resources to more than 15,000 members in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.
  • As an RIR, the RIPE NCC is governed by policies developed by the RIPE community via open, transparent and bottom-up processes.
  • As secretariat for the RIPE community, the RIPE NCC provides neutral platforms for community interaction to develop Internet number policies and to share experience and ideas.

The RIPE NCC also participates in Internet governance discussions, ensuring that the perspective and experience of the RIPE community is included in those discussions.

And the RIPE NCC maintains several technical elements vital to the Internet infrastructure on behalf of the wider Internet community, including the RIPE Database and K-root, one of 13 root name servers. With the support of thousands of community members around the world, the RIPE NCC is also building RIPE Atlas, the largest Internet measurement network ever made.


Kazakhtelecom JSC is the largest infocommunications operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan, established in 1994, on the advice of the Ministry of Communications, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Currently, Kazakhtelecom JSC is an operator with a broad portfolio of products and services providing fixed-line telephony, broadband Internet access, digital Pay TV services, and other innovative services. It is represented throughout the Republic of Kazakhstan by its network of 238 service points, 16 data centres, and regional contact centres. Kazakhtelecom JSC is actively developing promising areas such as cybersecurity, smart cities, smart homes, and the Internet of Things to optimise the efficiency and safety of buildings, facilities and cities.


Internet Association of Kazakhstan (ULPA) was founded in June 2009 in order to consolidate the Internet-community of Kazakhstan. It is a non-commercial and public organization, which consist of 45 telecom companies, ISPs, software developers, payments systems and media websites. The Association represents members in governmental bodies, participates in legislative activities and in international and local expert events. It holds a Special Consultative Status at the UN Economic and Social Council since July 2014.

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