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

Read more on RIPE Labs


RIPE Community Updates

NRO NC Call for Nominations 2022
RIPE 85: Call for Presentations is Open

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Sunday, 21 August 2022.

Gert Döring Receives 2022 Rob Blokzijl Award

Today at RIPE 84 in Berlin, the Rob Blokzijl Foundation presented the Rob Blokzijl Award to Gert Döring for his long-standing contribution to the Address Policy Working Group, the RIPE community and the promotion of IPv6.