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he RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) May 2007 was held on Wednesday, 9 May 2007 from 17:30 - 19:00. The GM was held adjacent to the RIPE 54 Meeting which took place from 7 - 11 May 2007 at the Sokos Viru Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia.


There were 67 attendees excluding RIPE NCC staff, non-voting guests and observers from the other Regional Internet Registries.

RIPE NCC Financial Status 2006-7

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

  • The RIPE NCC 2006 audited Financial Report
  • A report on the financial status of the organisation during the first quarter of 2007
  • The financial outlook for the rest of 2007

Kees Neggers, Chairman of the Executive Board, presented the attendees with a guide to the changes in the Articles of the Association.


The following resolutions were voted on at the General Meeting:

  • The 2006 Financial Report of the RIPE NCC
  • Discharge of the Executive Board with regard to its actions as laid down in the Annual Report.
  • Adoption of the amendments to the Articles of Association as proposed and announced by the Executive Board on 11 April 2007.

The General Meeting also instructed and authorised the Executive Board to amend any cross-references to the Articles of Association in the Standard Service Agreement and its Terms and Conditions to bring these in conformity with the Articles of Association as adopted in the General Meeting.

These resolutions were unanimously accepted with one abstention to the adoption of the amended Articles of Association.

Executive Board Election

An election for two three-year seats previously held by Nigel Titley and János Zsakó took place. The three candidates were:

  • Nigel Titley
  • Max Tulyev
  • János Zsakó

The members voted as follows:

Seat one:

  • János Zsakó - 38 votes
  • Nigel Titley - 33 votes
  • Max Tulyev - 1 vote

There were no unmarked or invalid votes submitted.

János Zsakó was accepted into seat one.

Seat two:

  • Nigel Titley - 59 votes
  • Max Tulyev - 13 votes

There were no unmarked or invalid votes submitted.

Nigel Titley was accepted into seat two.

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