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An Introduction to IRR Explorer

Teun Vink

In this article we take a look at how IRR explorer can be used to analyse and improve routing, IRR registrations, and RPKI configurations by looking at a number of real world examples.

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Service Criticality Framework

Defining the criticality of RIPE NCC services provides a whole range of benefits. In this article, we take a look at the model we're adopting in order to determine a criticality rating for our services.

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A Dive Into Diversity and Inclusion

Carolien Vos

The diversity of our workforce is very important to us at the RIPE NCC. It broadens our perspective as an organisation, makes us more responsive to new challenges, and improves the quality of our decision making. In this article, I explore what we can do together to stimulate and develop a more div…

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Impact Analysis for UTF-8 in the RIPE Database

Ed Shryane

The RIPE NCC was requested by the Database Working Group to perform an impact analysis for UTF-8 in the RIPE Database, including the technical and functional effects on the RIPE NCC itself. How would the RIPE Registry function with UTF-8? And what would be the impact on running the Registry?

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Securing the RIPE NCC Trust Anchor

At the RIPE NCC, we recently migrated one of the Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) we use to handle keys in RPKI. In this article, we give a detailed overview of the role HSMs play in the broader RPKI system and talk through the steps we took to carry out the migration process.

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An Open Internet Remains the Goal

Hans Petter Holen

The RIPE NCC has spent the past 30 years working to support a stable Internet that is open to all. This is the bedrock of everything we do, and it is why we cannot take or support any measures that risk undermining the Internet’s technical foundations, however urgent or well-intentioned they may se…

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What is Community Development at RIPE NCC doing in 2022?

Gergana Petrova

Community Building, External Relations, Community Development. Our department has gone through quite some name changes in recent years. What didn’t change is the nature of our work - to serve and help the RIPE community. In this article, you will read who we are, what we do, and what we are plannin…

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RIPE NCC Services Survey and Testing Results

Rehan Syed Muhammad

Our work on improving the user interfaces for our services continues. And as always, we're keen to find out what you think. In this article, we look over the recent feedback users have shared with us and how we're working to transform their suggestions into tangible improvements.

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The Russian Sovereign Internet and Number Resources

Alexander Isavnin

Russian Internet regulation has a relatively long history, with most changes having taken place in the last 10 years. In 2018, the so-called "Sovereign Internet" regulation was proposed. But only in 2021 did it really start to touch on Internet name and number resources. This article is about what …

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A More Robust Approach to Sanctions

Chris Buckridge

Recent events in Ukraine have spotlighted some fundamental questions about Internet governance and the use of state-imposed sanctions. This post frames the discussion in reference to one of the Internet's most enduring maxims.

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