• 8 October 2014
    Deadline for NRO NC nominations
  • 10 October 2014
    Deadline for all confirmed nominations to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
  • 7 November 2014
    Result of the selection announced at RIPE 69 in London

Wilfried Wöber

Name of nominee
Wilfried Wöber

Nominee's country of residence

Nominee's organisation or employer
Vienna University, Central IT Services, Department: ACOnet+VIX

Nominee's email address

Biographical information
Born in 1951, Wilfried Wöber completed primary and secondary education in Vienna, Austria, and started studying Electrical Engineering at University of Technology (no formal degree earned). He was hired in May 1974 by TU Vienna's Computer Center for the IT Service Group in the Faculty of Physics as a software developer.

Later on, when TU Wien restructured their Computer Center setup, the ACOnet-Group was relocated to Vienna University and also started to establish the Vienna Internet eXchange (VIX).

Wilfried serves as LIR Manager for at.aconet, which was established in 1993 to manage the address pool for ACOnet, the Austrian Research, Education and School Network.

As a side-line activity, he has been teaching for some 12 years at University of Applied Sciences in Wr. Neustadt, IT technology and security for diploma and master courses.

Together with colleagues, he helped to establish the first CERT, Computer Emergency Response Team, in Austria for ACOnet; the team became a member of FIRST in due time. Other security-related activities included helping with the creation of the national team CERT.at, and being invited to be on this team's advisory board. Wilfried occasionally volunteers as a trainer for TERENA's TRANSITS program.

In 2012 and 2013, he was invited to contribute to the development of the Austrian National IT-Security Strategy, which was eventually adopted by the Federal Government.

Activities related to ICANN:
Wilfried has been on the Address Council (AC) since the establishment of this body within ICANN, initially elected by the RIPE community and later (due to formal changes in the MoU with ICANN) selected by the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

He served two consecutive terms on ICANN's Nomination Committee for the ASO and was the AC's delegate for RT4: the "whois Policy Review Team", established under the Affirmation of Committments between ICANN and the US Government.

Motivation for Nomination:
I am convinced that being actively involved in the Address Council, and also giving back to the Internet Community, is a good thing in itself, and it helps with guiding ICANN to stay on track, I hope.

While the AC-related activities now and then are somewhat more time-consuming than should be expected, it is still a rewarding experience. I am prepared to contribute, as best as I can, for one more term.

Last but not least, I enjoy working within this group of professionals in the AC, within the mandate of the ASO (as set out in the MoU between the NRO and ICANN), and in support of the global policy development process(es).

I do have management support from my University to continue with this activity.

Nominating Individual

Wilfried Wöber