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Internet Community Gathers in Dubrovnik to Discuss Regional and Global Issues

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Dubrovnik, 1st September 2011 – The RIPE NCC, the not-for-profit organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet, will host the first RIPE NCC Regional Meeting to take place in South East Europe in Dubrovnik, from 6th – 9th September 2011. The meeting will be co-hosted by the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet).

RIPE NCC Regional Meetings bring together RIPE NCC members, local governments, key players in the global and local Internet industry and RIPE NCC staff, to discuss important local issues. Attendees will be shown how they can influence the RIPE Policy Development Process and the RIPE NCC's activities, as well as how they can take part in RIPE Working Groups.

The meeting will include hands on technical workshops and discussions on IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment, Internet peering, and Internet governance. A full agenda is available online.

Axel Pawlik, Managing Director at the RIPE NCC, explains: "Regional Meetings are vital to helping the RIPE NCC learn about the technical, administrative and policy issues that affect members and industry organisations in a particular geographical region. We look forward to meeting with members of our community from South East Europe, to understand the regional challenges they face and gain valuable feedback on the RIPE NCC.”

The RIPE NCC runs Regional Meetings throughout its service region. These regional forums offer network engineers and other technical staff the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, and identify areas for regional cooperation. The meetings are open for anyone to attend and there is no meeting fee.

The meeting will be held at Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, attendees are encouraged to register in advance.


About CARnet

The Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNet was established in 1991 as a project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia. In March 1995 the Government of the Republic of Croatia passed the Decree on founding of the CARNet institution with the purpose of facilitating progress of individuals, as well as of the society as a whole, through the use of new information technologies. Beside 97 employees, CARNet has about 20 external associates, and the employees from several institutions and companies participate in various project teams. CARNet's activities can be divided in three basic areas: Internet service provision, encouragement of information society development and education for the new era.

About the RIPE NCC

Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services to a current membership base of around 7,500 members in over 75 countries.

These members consist mainly of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations and large corporations located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.

As one of the world's five RIRs, the RIPE NCC performs a range of critical functions including:

  • The reliable and stable allocation of Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources)
  • The responsible storage and maintenance of this registration data
  • The provision of an open, publicly accessible database where this data can be accessed

The RIPE NCC also provides a range of technical and coordination services for the Internet community. These services include the operation of K-root (one of the 13 root name servers), the Deployment of Internet Security Infrastructure (DISI) and DNS Monitoring (DNSMON).

As a result of its established position in the Internet industry, the RIPE NCC has played an important role in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), European Union (EU) workshops and government briefings on key issues in the current Internet landscape.

More information about the RIPE NCC is available at:

Lucie Smith at Racepoint Group UK

Tel: +44(0)2088 112 474

Email: [email protected]