Number of LIRs: 22,683 (-254)
Number of members: 20,255 (+1)
LIRs with IPv6: 16,046 (-317)
IPv4 addresses transferred in October: 3,573,248 (+1,976,832)
LIRs on IPv4 Waiting List: 1,143
Wait time for IPv4 allocation: 477 days
% of IPv4 address space covered by ROAs: 65%
% of IPv6 address space covered by ROAs: 37%
GM votes registered: 986
Q3 NPS: 80.46
As part of a series from our divisional leaders, the RIPE NCC’s new Chief Registry Officer, James Kennedy, has published a RIPE Labs article going over the plans for the Registry in 2024.
We would like to remind members planning to close their LIR accounts to submit your closure requests, policy transfers and notifications of any changes in your business structure as soon as possible to avoid receiving an invoice for 2024. Read our advice for doing so properly. Requests must be received by 31 December 2023.
At its meeting on 6 October, the RIPE NCC Executive Board resolved to decommission the Recognised IPv4 Transfer Brokers List and the IPv4 Transfer Listing Service. The Recognised IPv4 Transfer Brokers List will be removed from our website on 31 December 2023, and we plan to start decommissioning the IPv4 Transfer Listing Service after RIPE 87 and finish in Q1 2024.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Antony Gollan takes a look at the LIRs on the IPv4 Waiting List and allocation trends so far.
The RIPE Address Policy Working Group will meet on 29 November at RIPE 87. RIPE NCC staff will present an update on Registration Services and address policies. There will also be a Registry Update presentation from our Chief Registry Officer in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group later on the same day.
Registration is open for RIPE 87, which takes place next from 27 November to 1 December in Rome. You can register to attend in-person or online. If you are attending online, consider joining or setting up a Local Hub with other online attendees; there are already six Local Hubs available to join.
-- Meeting Plan
The RIPE 87 Meeting Plan is available. Check out which tutorials, plenary presentations, BoFs and social events you’d like to attend.
You can book a RIPE NCC Certified Professionals exam to take onsite during RIPE 87. Exam slots are available on 27-30 November from 10:00-16:30 CET.
The NRO NC election to fill one seat will take place during RIPE 87. All members of the RIPE community who are checked in to attend the RIPE 87 Meeting, except Regional Internet Registry (RIR) staff members, may vote in the election. You must be checked-in by the time voting registration closes in order to be eligible to vote. More information about the election and how to vote is available on the RIPE 87 website.
The RIPE Chair Team’s November report is out, featuring updates on industry events and key preparations ahead of RIPE 87 next week.
The RIPE NCC’s Chief Community Officer, Hisham Ibrahim, published a RIPE Labs article going over our planned activities and budget for External Engagement and Community in 2024.
We have published the recipients of the 2023 Community Projects Fund. We are also opening a call for volunteers to join the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund Selection Committee. Interested individuals can apply by 30 November.
The RIPE NCC’s Jelena Cosic has published a RIPE Labs article on the goals of our academic engagement and how we reached out to academics in 2023.
Policy Proposal 2023-04, “Add AGGREGATED-BY-LIR status for IPv4 PA assignments,” is now in the Review Phase. Send in any comments you have on the draft by 20 December.
-- Community Consensus on RIPE NCC Staff Participation in RIPE
As consensus was reached on the second draft of the RIPE NCC Staff Participation in the RIPE Community document, this document has now been published as a RIPE Document.
-- Community Consensus on NRO NC Election Process
Last call has ended for version 4 on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) Election Document. The RIPE Chair has declared consensus, and the RIPE Document will be implemented during the upcoming NRO NC election at RIPE 87.
We are also developing an e-learning course on Internet Measurements. If you’re interested in a course on this topic, please fill out our survey to help us determine what areas to focus on.
Registration is still open for the General Meeting, which will be held alongside RIPE 87 from 29 November to 1 December in Rome. Members can register via the LIR Portal until 14:00 CET on 29 November.
-- Draft Agenda and Supporting Documents
The draft agenda for the meeting has been published. There will be discussion on the RIPE NCC Draft Activity Plan and Budget 2024, and votes on proposed changes to the Articles of Association and whether or not to distribute the RIPE NCC 2023 surplus/deficit in 2024.
The supporting documents are also available, which include the Proposed Amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association and the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2024. We encourage members to read the supporting documents and provide feedback on the Members Discuss mailing list or during the GM itself.
We held an Open House on the draft Activity Plan and Budget 2024 on 1 November. View the recording to watch the presentations and see the discussion ahead of the General Meeting. All relevant information about the Activity Plan discussion is available on the consultation page.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s CEO and Managing Director, Hans Petter Holen, talks us through maintaining a strong organisation through 2024 and the overall picture of the Activity Plan.
We have published 40 key findings from the RIPE NCC Survey 2023 that we will be conscious of as we carry out our work in the coming years.
We have published our Quarterly Sanctions Transparency Report for Q4 2023. These reports document the number of potential sanctions cases that require investigation by our staff and the outcome of these investigations.
The RIPE NCC’s new Chief Technology Officer, Felipe Victolla Silveira, has published a RIPE Labs article about the planned activities and budget for our information services in 2024.
The RIPE NCC's Qasim Lone has published an article on RIPE Labs examining the state of the Internet in Palestine since the outbreak of war in October.
The RIPE NCC’s Suzanne Taylor has published the latest Internet Country Report, this time looking at the Internet landscape in Türkiye.
The RIPE NCC’s Philip Oldham has shared an update on RIPE Labs about our efforts to redesign our website. We plan to launch the revamped website in January 2024.
In a new article on RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Emile Aben shares the results of the selective peering policy for RIS.
The RIPE NCC’s Robert Kisteleki has published a RIPE Labs article on the cost and value of storing data for RIPE Atlas and RIS.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Robert Kisteleki introduces us to the new RIPE Atlas aggregators and calls for community feedback.
In the latest RIPE Labs Podcast, Professor Wim Vanderbauwhede of the University of Glasgow explains the need for frugal computing in the ICT industry.
In an article on RIPE Labs, Thomas Wirtgen introduces us to xBGP, which allows all BGP implementations to be programmable.