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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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EU Sanctions and Our Russian Membership

Athina Fragkouli

After the recent adoption of EU sanctions against Russia, we’ve seen some confusion about our compliance. This article will briefly cover some of these issues and explain why the RIPE NCC is fully compliant with the latest EU sanctions.

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Sanctions, Global Internet Connectivity and Content Delivery Networks

Farzaneh Badiei

Sanctions that affect Internet traffic have been under-discussed for a long time. As a result, it's as yet unclear to what extent sanctions might affect Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and traffic destined for or coming from Russia. In order to help shed some light on the issue, this article takes…

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Internet Network Shutdowns in Russia

Stéphane Bortzmeyer

There have been several calls for Russian Internet networks to be shut down in one way or another and announcements that Russia is going to make such cuts. In this article, Stéphane Bortzmeyer explores the issue from a technical point of view.

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IPv4 Allocations - Is Fairness Still the Goal?

Angela Dall'Ara

Last December, an interesting discussion took place on whether current policies and procedures for the allocation and transfer of IPv4 resources in the RIPE NCC service region are in line with the original policy intent. To lend clarity on the issue, we take a closer look at policies and procedures…

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One Bit to the Left - An IPv6 Success Story

Ewan Mackie

In December 2020, for the second time since we started allocating IPv6, the RIPE NCC granted a request for a subsequent /29 allocation. As moments like this are good indicators of how growth and demand for IPv6 is developing, we reached out to NetCologne GmbH to take a look back and learn more abou…

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