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About RIPE

Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE, French for "European IP Networks") is a forum open to all parties interested in wide area IP networks. The objective of RIPE is to ensure the administrative and technical coordination necessary to enable the operation of the Internet.

RIPE is not a standardisation organisation like the IETF and does not deal with domain names like ICANN.

RIPE is not a legal entity and has no formal membership. This means that anybody who is interested in the work of RIPE can participate through mailing lists and by attending meetings.

RIPE activities are performed on a voluntary basis and decisions are formed by consensus.

Work is carried out within a variety of working groups. Each has one or more mailing lists where relevant topics and questions are discussed.

RIPE Working Groups meet throughout the year during RIPE Meetings.

Get Involved

Anyone can participate in RIPE community activities. You can participate in a working group, join a BoF session, attend a RIPE Meeting, subscribe to a mailing list and more.



Reports from the RIPE Chair Team

The RIPE Chair team share regular updates on activities in the community. 

Read the latest RIPE Chair Team Report on RIPE Labs

New Code of Conduct

The RIPE community reached consensus over a new version of the Code of Conduct, which applies to all events and activities.

Read the RIPE Code of Conduct


RIPE Community Updates

NRO NC November 2023 Election Results

An election to fill one seat on the NRO NC took place during RIPE 87 from 27 November - 1 December 2023.

Randy Bush Receives Rob Blokzijl Award

Randy Bush has been awarded the 2023 Rob Blokzijl Award for his contribution to the Internet.

ASO AC Calls for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors

ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors 2023