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RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting September 2007


This RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting for Governments and Regulators took place on Monday, 17 September 2007, at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel.

The focus of discussion was issues of relevance to governments and regulators such as:

  • Internet Governance issues and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • How to follow a policy proposal through the RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) from a user's perspective
  • The open and self-regulatory structures and processes used by the RIPE NCC and the global Internet community
  • The status of public policies concerning IPv4 and IPv6 address space allocation

The attendees included Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chair, Matthew Shears, The Internet Society (ISOC) Public Policy Director Officer, Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC Managing Director and a range of government representatives, regulators and industry partners from Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.