• 18 September 2013
    Deadline for NRO NC nominations
  • 20 September 2013
    Deadline for all confirmed nominations to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
  • 14-18 October 2013
    Election to fill NRO NC seat at the RIPE 67 Meeting in Athens

Alain Bidron

Name of nominee
Alain Bidron

Nominee's country of residence

Nominee's organisation or employer
Orange S.A.

Nominee's email address

Motivation for nomination
Alain Bidron has a deep understanding of IP addressing issues and policies. He has participated in RIPE Meetings since RIPE 33 and his long-term commitment is very valuable.

His involvement in ICANN is also an asset for the discussions and decisions in the RIPE community and, moreover, for the global Internet Community.

Alain is indeed a strong supporter of the RIR multi-stakeholders governance model.

Name of nominating individual
Sabine Jaume-Rajaonia

Nominator's organisation or employer

Biographical information
Alain Bidron works for Orange where he is responsible at Orange Group level for numbering, naming and addressing activities. He has full responsibility over the largest Local Internet Registry in France, fr.telecom, and provides support to the other registries within the Orange Group in Europe and Africa.

He is an active participant of RIPE and has been participating at all meetings since RIPE 33, with a special interest on policy development. He was one of the two proposers of policy proposal 2010-02 "Allocations from the last /8".

He is also involved in ICANN and has been attending most ICANN meetings since its creation in 1998, focusing on IP addressing and on ISPs' representation in the non-contracted party house of the GNSO.

Nominee motivation
The NRO Number Council mission is very much focused but very important in my view.

The NRO Number Council or ASO Address Council is involved in the Policy Development Process for Global Policies, selects two ICANN Board Members and has a role in providing visibility at ICANN global level on IP addressing activities and issues. The NRO Number Council and RIRs' staff are engaged with the stakeholders represented in ICANN including governments.

IP addressing is not in my view sufficiently visible at ICANN level. This is something that is now recognised by the NRO Number Council members and by some of the Board members and staff. I am a strong supporter of the multi-stakeholder model that RIPE, the RIPE NCC and ICANN belongs to and this lack of visibility is potentially a risk for this model.

My commitment is to represent the RIPE community in the ICANN context together with the two other regional councilors, and to work as a team to improve this situation.