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RIPE NCC Quarterly Sanctions Transparency Report (Q1 2022)

Publication date:
14 Jan 2022
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This quarterly report provides data on how RIPE NCC members, End Users and legacy resource holders are affected by sanctions, while respecting confidentiality and privacy.

As an organisation based in the Netherlands, the RIPE NCC must comply with EU sanctions. If we believe that a member or other resource holder is subject to EU sanctions, we freeze their resources in the RIPE Database. This means that sanctioned entities cannot update their registration information and we do not make further resources available or process transfer requests on their behalf. However, we do not deregister their resources or terminate their Standard Service Agreement (SSA) if they are RIPE NCC members.

Sanctions Data

The tables below show any changes since the previous quarter, as well as the total number of both resource holders and resources that are affected. This includes the date of action and what action was taken. The table also shows our relation to a sanctioned entity – whether they are a RIPE NCC member, End User or legacy resource holder. We also specify the country in which the resource holder is legally registered.

We also report on requests from sanctioned entities to receive services from us, such as requests to become a member or to receive an assignment of Provider Independent (PI) resources as an End User.

Summary of Changes

There have been no changes since our last report in November 2021.

Status on 11 January 2021

Date Action Relation Country IPv4 IPv6 ASN
01-Apr-20 Frozen Member IR 17,408 /32 1
01-Apr-20 Frozen Member SY 230,400 /29 1
Totals       247,808 /29,/32 2

Blocked requests

Period LIR Application New End User New Legacy Holder
Q2 2021 0 0 0
Q3 2021 0 0 0

Note: we also check against the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions list, which is maintained by the United States Government. While we are under no obligation to comply with US sanctions, they are a factor for banking institutions in the Netherlands. Apart from making an internal note, no further action is taken if we find a match with the OFAC sanctions list.

Due to concerns on the part of our banks, we are not able to invoice some members in Iran (93) and Syria (8) for their fees. We will invoice these members retroactively as soon as this is possible.