Marco Schmidt

Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands




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Marco Schmidt is the RIPE NCC’s Policy Development Officer. In this role, he supports and drives the RIPE (community) Policy Development Processes (PDP), both externally and internally. He also supports the implementation of accepted policies into RIPE NCC procedures and workflow. Marco initially joined the RIPE NCC as an IP Resource Analyst (IPRA) for the Registration Services department, where he worked for five years. Within that role, he gained valuable experience in evaluating IPv4, IPv6 and Autonomous System Number requests while providing support to the RIPE NCC membership.

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Supporting IPv6 Deployment Through Policy

It was about one year ago that the RIPE community reached consensus on a policy proposal that introduced additional criteria for initial IPv6 allocations. We thought it was time to look back at the origins of this proposal and see how the change has worked out since.

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Introducing the RIPE Forum

The RIPE NCC has developed an additional interface for the RIPE community mailing lists – something that we hope will encourage more interaction and discussion among the RIPE community.

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Taking a Closer Look at the Last /8

We’ve updated our IPv4 graph to tell the whole story about our remaining address pool.

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Website Redesign Simplifies Policy Proposal Discussions

When re-designing, we paid extra attention to how we can improve the interface for the Policy Development Process (PDP). This open and transparent process determines RIPE Policies, which govern the distribution and use of nearly all Internet resources in the RIPE NCC service region. Ou…

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