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RIPE 43 took place from 9-13 September 2002 at the Rodos Palace in Rhodes, Greece.

There were a total of 307 attendees comprised of the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community and government representatives. Attendees also included representatives from APNIC, ARIN, ICANN, and the emerging RIR, LACNIC.


Highlights of RIPE 43 included

  • the ASO Address Council election;
  • a keynote presentation on the IETF given by Harald Alvestrand, IETF Chair;
  • the first BoF on RIPE Meeting webcasting; updates on AfriNIC and LACNIC;
  • and the commencement of the second RIPE NCC membership survey.

Additionally, the beta test version of the RIPE NCC secure web portal service was unveiled at the RIPE Meeting. The service will greatly increase LIR access to the RIPE NCC and allow self-management of their registry data among other features.