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The RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) April 2006 was held on Wednesday, 26 April 2006 from 17:00 - 18:00. The GM was held adjacent to the RIPE 52 Meeting which took place from 24 - 28 April 2006 at the Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.


There were 46 attendees excluding RIPE NCC staff, non-voting guests and observers from the other Regional Internet Registries.

RIPE NCC Financial Status 2005-6

Jochem de Ruig, Chief Financial Officer of the RIPE NCC, presented the attendees with:

  • The RIPE NCC 2005 audited Financial Report
  • A report on the financial status of the organisation during the first quarter of 2006
  • The financial outlook for the rest of 2006


The following resolutions were voted on at the General Meeting:

  • the 2005 Financial Report of the RIPE NCC
  • discharges the Executive Board with regard to its actions as laid down in the Annual Report.
  • the General Meeting authorises the RIPE NCC to indemnify the members of the Executive Board in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the Indemnification Agreement.

These resolutions were unanimously accepted with no abstentions.

Executive Board Election

An election for the three-year seat previously held by Frode Greisen took place. The two candidates were:

  • Joao Damas, Senior Programme Manager, ISC
  • Dmitry Burkov, Business Development Executive, IBM East Europe/Asia

The members voted as follows:

  • Dmitry Burkov - 136 votes
  • Joao Damas - 57 votes

There was one unmarked vote submitted.

Note of Thanks

There was final section of the meeting to say farewell to Frode Greisen.

Axel Pawlik and Daniel Karrenberg spoke on behalf of the RIPE NCC, as well as personally, to thank Frode for his extensive work both before, and during, his time on the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

General Meeting Minutes

Upon approval by the RIPE NCC Executive Board the minutes from the General Meeting will be published on the RIPE NCC web site.