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UK ISPA Nominates RIPE NCC for Internet Hero Award

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The UK Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) has nominated the RIPE NCC for an Internet Hero award.

UK ISPA is a Trade Association for providers of Internet services and promotes competition, self-regulation and the development of the Internet industry. The UK ISPA council nominated the RIPE NCC for the award as recognition “for their efforts to stop the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) from undermining the tried and trusted systems of Internet governance, with the threat of bureaucracy, government interference and disruption to the very essence of why the Internet is a success.”

The Internet Hero shortlist reflects the UK ISPA Council's opinion as to the people and organisations that have helped the interests of the Internet industry. The UK ISPA Council selects the shortlist and eventual winner in these categories.

“We are delighted to have been nominated for this award,” said Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of the RIPE NCC. “The RIPE NCC and the other Regional Internet Registries have always worked closely together to represent the needs of their communities. We have participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) for over a year, and we will continue to ensure that the views and needs of our communities regarding IP address space distribution are represented and understood. The positive feedback we have received from our members, industry partners and the Internet community at large has been very encouraging.”

The winner of the Internet Hero award will be announced at the 2005 UK ISPAs to be held at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, on 24 February 2005.

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