Hans Petter Holen

Based in Amsterdam, Netherland




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Hans Petter Holen is the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC. Before taking on this role in May 2020, he served as the RIPE Chair since back in 2014 and has been part of the RIPE community for over 25 years. He also serves as the chair of the Number Resource Organisation (NRO) Executive Council.

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Supporting the Internet Number Registry System

AFRINIC has received a lot of attention recently following a dispute with one of its members that has led to several legal actions taking place in the Mauritian courts. In this article, I want to make it clear that the RIPE NCC stands firmly with the decisions made by the AFRINIC community through …

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RIPE Chair Commitments

To help with the selection of suitable candidates for the RIPE Chair and RIPE Vice Chair positions, I share here an adapted overview of the work involved that was previously shared with the RIPE Nominating Committee. The intention is to build understanding in the community and help to inform any di…

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Reporting Back From RIPE 79

After RIPE 78, I published an article with some of my takeaways from the meeting. I received positive feedback about that, and so here I am with another update from our last meeting in October. As with the last time, topics are ordered roughly according to when they occurred in the meeting week rat…

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RIPE 78: The Big Picture

The community met in Reykjavik for RIPE 78 over 20-24 May 2019. In keeping with the idea of better reporting, here are some of the key events and discussions from the meeting week. A lot goes on at a RIPE Meeting, so not everything is mentioned here. Topics are ordered roughly according to when the…

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RIPE Community Report 2018

When I look back at 2018, I’m struck by how much activity was going in the RIPE community. In light of the upcoming 30th anniversary of RIPE (which we will celebrate in May during RIPE 78), I thought it was a good idea to provide an overview of some of the discussions and achievements that came out…

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Draft RIPE Chair Election Procedure

When Rob Blokzijl stepped down, he handed over the role as Chair of RIPE to me in the closing plenary of RIPE 68 in Warsaw, 16 May 2014. Rob had been the RIPE Chair for 25 years since 1989 and there has not been any procedure for selecting the Chair. Rob tasked me to put in place a procedure to el…

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