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Archived Service Announcements

This page contains details of all upcoming and recent RIPE NCC Service Announcements.

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Trouble Connecting to

From approximately 06:25 UTC until 09:04 UTC, there were intermittent errors connecting to on port 43. We resolved the issue with a loadbalancer failover. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Short Interruption to Whois Queries and Updates
Archived: UPDATE 1 - Intermittent Access Issues with RIPE Database

Intermittent RIPE Database access issues on 3 August 2016.

Upcoming Maintenance Will Affect RIPE and RIPE NCC Services

We will conduct maintenance on our systems on Monday, 11 July between 15:00 and 19:00 UTC. During this time, the RIPE mailing lists, RIPE Forum, RIPE NCC Access, LIR Portal, meeting registration and attendee lists, and training registration will not be available or will have limited functionality. Mails sent to RIPE mailing lists will be queued and processed as soon as the maintenance is complete. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

LIR Portal Service Interruption on 9 July

On Saturday, 9 July between 07:00 and 19:00 UTC we will carry out maintenance on our systems. During this time, certain features of the LIR Portal will be unavailable or will have limited functionality, including: - Membership application form - Resource requests - Updating the registry We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Issue Propagating Domain Object Modifications from RIPE Database to DNS Servers

From 21:15 (UTC) on 25 June 2016 until 28 June 2016, there was a problem propagating Domain object modifications from the RIPE Database to our DNS servers. This means that any changes to Domain objects during this period were not visible in DNS before 13:00 (UTC) on 28 June 2016. We are implementing a countermeasures to avoid future repetition of this incident.

Attack traffic towards K-root DNS service

K-root DNS servers worldwide have been experiencing an unusually high load of incoming packets between 25 June 2016 22:00 UTC and 26 June 00:45 UTC. RIPE NCC staff implemented countermeasures which helped to keep the impact of this event limited, however, the attack traffic will have affected some genuine queries.

Interruption to Billing Services in LIR Portal

Scheduled maintenance in LIR Portal's billing section 3 June 2016.

Archived: Non-critical Websites Interruption

Some of our non-critical websites (, RIPE Meeting websites) experienced intermittent issues between 15:08 and 15:22 CEST today. We investigated this and resolved the problem. Normal service has resumed.

Archived: Reverse DNS Outage

Between 2016-05-18 06:41 and 2016-05-20 09:00 UTC, our reverse DNS provisioning system was failing to publish updated zones. Changes made to DOMAIN objects in the RIPE Database were not being published. This issue has now been resolved, and all reverse DNS zones are up to date.