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Member Update: April 2024

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1. Organisational Update

General Meeting Registration and Board Nominations

The spring RIPE NCC General Meeting will take place in Kraków from 22-24 May 2024. Register for the meeting and exercise your voting rights as a member.

At the upcoming GM, members can vote on:

- The Executive Board Election to fill two seats

- Adoption of the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2023

- Discharge of the RIPE NCC Executive Board

- The RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2025

At this GM, members will vote to fill two seats on the RIPE NCC Executive Board currently filled by Piotr Strzyżewski and Job Snijders, each of which is for a three-year term. A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board requires the support of at least five RIPE NCC members. Nominations and support submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, 1 May 2024 at 23:59 (UTC).

Charging Scheme 2025 Options Published

All supporting documents for the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) May 2024 are now available. This includes three options for the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2025.

Annual Report 2023 and Financial Report 2023 Published

We have published the RIPE NCC Annual Report 2023, which documents the activities of the RIPE NCC throughout the year, as well as the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2023, which documents the financial activities of the RIPE NCC for the same period. These reports are part of the Supporting Documents for the General Meeting.

Building a Stable Future for the RIPE NCC

On RIPE Labs, RIPE NCC Executive Board Member Remco van Mook talks about challenges he sees facing the RIPE NCC and what needs to be done to build a sustainable funding model and governance structure for the RIPE NCC.

Minutes of the 174th Executive Board Meeting Published

The minutes of the 174th Executive Board meeting have been published, along with a summary of the main items from the meeting.

RIPE NCC Report: Law Enforcement Agency Requests 2023

Our 2023 report on Law Enforcement Agency Requests is now available. The report details the nature and number of requests we received from Law Enforcement Agencies in 2023 and how we responded.

Office Hours May 2024

Our Amsterdam office will be closed on Thursday, 9 May for Ascension Day, and on Monday, 20 May for Whit Monday.

2. Registry

LIR Stats

Number of LIRs: 21,479 (-13)

Number of members: 20,157 (+21)

LIRs with IPv6: 15,799 (+14)

IPv4 addresses transferred in March: 2,838,528 (+2,009,856)

LIRs on IPv4 Waiting List: 997

Days that first LIR in queue has been waiting: 479

% of IPv4 address space covered by ROAs: 68%

% of IPv6 address space covered by ROAs: 39%

ARCs completed in March: 180

Enhancing the Security of RIPE NCC Access

On RIPE Labs, RIPE NCC Chief Technology Officer Felipe Victolla Silveira explains the recent enhancements the RIPE NCC has made to RIPE NCC Access, the Single Sign-On (SSO) system for accessing our key services, and shares the future enhancements still in development.

RIPE NCC Access: Security Investigation Report Published

We have published a report on our findings and actions taken following an investigation into a security breach concerning RIPE NCC Access.

Criteria for the Accreditation of Regional Internet Registries

On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Athina Fragkouli explains ICP-2, a document spelling out criteria for the establishment of new RIRs, and gets us up to speed on current work on the document.

3. Community and Engagement

RIPE 88 Registration Open

Registration is open for RIPE 88, taking place in Kraków, Poland from 20-24 May. You can buy a ticket to attend in person or attend online for free.

CAPIF 3 Registration Open

Registration is also open for CAPIF 3, taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 24-25 September 2024.

New Mastodon Server

The RIPE NCC is now on Mastodon! Follow our account to stay up to date with our upcoming news and events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have recently launched new sponsorship opportunities. If you’d like to help support our events, consider one of our event sponsorship packages to amplify your organisation’s presence at our meetings. If you’d like to support our work on providing Internet measurements, consider becoming a Data and Measurements sponsor. And if you want to support our ‘Good of the Internet’ initiatives, such as the Community Projects Fund and RIPE Fellowships, you can become a Community sponsor.

Enhanced Cooperation with CIS Countries at ITU Forum

The RIPE NCC participated in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum (RDF) for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which took place on March 26-27, 2024 and resulted in several productive discussions.

Community Projects Fund Call for Applications

Under the Community Projects Fund, the RIPE NCC provides up to EUR 250,000 per year to support projects of value to the operation and resilience of the Internet. The fund’s 2024 call for applications is now open. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2024 at 23:59 (UTC).

Community Projects Fund Recipients Open House

The RIPE NCC will hold Open House sessions offering a focused update from the projects selected for the Community Projects Fund in 2023. The first session will be on 26 April 2024 from 10:00 - 11:30 CEST (08:00 - 09:30 UTC), and the second session will be on 2 May 2024 from 10:00 - 11:30 CEST (08:00 - 09:30 UTC).

The RIPE Chair Team Reports - April 2024

The RIPE Chair Team’s latest report is out, featuring updates on RIPE 88 preparations such as the call for volunteers for Working Group chairs, ongoing RIPE community discussions, Internet governance processes and industry events.

RIPE Policy Proposals

Policy Proposal 2023-04 “Add AGGREGATED-BY-LIR status for IPv4 PA assignments'' has now been accepted. This policy is expected to be implemented within the next two months.

Learning and Development Update

Our courses for the month of May are open for registration. We will hold training courses in Muscat on Advanced IPv6 and IPv6 Security, as well as training courses in Zagreb for LIRs and on the RIPE Database and BGP Routing Security.

4. Information Services

RIPE Labs Podcast: Internet Privacy and the Cost of Losing Control

In the latest episode of the RIPE Labs Podcast, Bert Hubert explains how outsourcing and other market forces determine the flow of control over personal data and why we need to understand the consequences.

New Fourth Core Location Site for AuthDNS

We have now added a fourth core site for AuthDNS in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to this site, we have core locations in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm. We will still accept HostedDNS nodes for AuthDNS (and K-root) in various places around the world.

Advancing Internet Technologies in South East Europe

On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Qasim Lone and colleagues examine changes in key Internet tech, such as IPv6 and RPKI, in South East Europe.

In this episode of the RIPE Labs Podcast, Geoff Huston talks about the present situation and future of low-orbit Internet.