General Meeting Minutes October 2016

Full recording of the General Meeting

Transcript of all presentations and discussion at the General Meeting

1. Welcome, Preliminaries

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, opened the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) at 19:00 (UTC +1) on 26 October 2016 and welcomed attendees.

2. Financial Update and Outlook 2016

The RIPE NCC's Chief Financial Officer Jochem de Ruig presented on the RIPE NCC's financial outlook for the rest of 2016:

RIPE NCC Financial Outlook Q3 2016

3. Report from the RIPE NCC

The first part of the RIPE NCC reporting for the General Meeting was presented by RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group at RIPE 73. This took place on 26 October 2016 from 17:00-18:45 local time (UTC +1).

RIPE NCC Outlook 2016-2017

4. Report from the Executive Board

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, gave the presentation from the RIPE NCC Executive Board:

Report from the RIPE NCC Executive Board

5. Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2017

The RIPE NCC's Managing Director Axel Pawlik gave the presentation on the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2017:

Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2017

6. Charging Scheme for Legacy Internet Resource Holders

RIPE NCC Executive Board member János Zsakó presented on the proposal of an amendment to the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme:

Charging Scheme for Legacy Internet Resource Holders

Resolution 1:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2016 and RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2017. The amendments will take effect from the closing of this General Meeting onward and will have no retrospective effect.”

Voting for this resolution took place under agenda point 10.

7. General Charging Scheme Model Discussion

RIPE NCC Executive Board member Christian Kaufmann presented an overview of the discussion on the RIPE NCC general charging scheme model:

RIPE NCC Charging Scheme Model

8. Redistribution of RIPE NCC Surplus

The RIPE NCC's Chief Financial Officer Jochem de Ruig gave a presentation explaining the proposed redistribution of the RIPE NCC surplus to RIPE NCC members in 2017:

Redistribution of RIPE NCC Surplus 2016

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2016 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2016 surplus to the membership in 2017.”

Voting took place under agenda point 10.

9. Amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure

The RIPE NCC's Head of Legal Athina Fragkouli gave the presentation on the proposed changes to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration procedure:

Amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

Voting for this resolution took place under agenda point 10.

10. Voting on resolutions:

RIPE NCC Communications Writer Michael Frearson gave the presentation on the RIPE NCC voting procedure:

Voting at the RIPE NCC General Meeting

Resolution 1:

"The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2016 and RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2017. The amendments will take effect from the closing of this General Meeting onward and will have no retrospective effect.”

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2016 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2016 surplus to the membership in 2017.”

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

At this point, the Executive Board Chairman declared voting to be open and the General Meeting was adjourned until the announcement of voting results on 28 October at 11:45 UTC +1.

11. Announcement of Resolution Results

The General Meeting reconvened at 11:45 (UTC+1) on 28 October. The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, announced the results of the voting on the resolutions.

Resolution 1:

"The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2016 and RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2017. The amendments will take effect from the closing of this General Meeting onward and will have no retrospective effect.”

  • Yes - 572
  • No - 135
  • Abstain - 28

The resolution passed.

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2016 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2016 surplus to the membership in 2017.”

  • Yes - 693
  • No - 25
  • Abstain - 14

The resolution passed.

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

  • Yes - 546
  • No - 97
  • Abstain - 88

The resolution passed.

12. Close

Nigel thanked the members for their participation and closed the GM at 11:50 (UTC+1) on 28 October 2016.

  • 1 Sept – Open registration for General Meeting
  • 1 Sept – Open voting registration
  • 14 Sept – Publish Draft Activity Plan and Budget 2017
  • 12 Oct – Deadline for proxy vote nominations
  • 12 Oct – Deadline to publish all supporting documents and final GM agenda
  • 26 Oct – Close registration for electronic voting (17:00 UTC+2)
  • 26 Oct – GM begins with main meeting (19:00 UTC+2)
  • 28 Oct – GM closes with vote results announcement (11:45 UTC+2)