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Opinion: AWS Sets the ROI Benchmark for IP Addresses

Opinion: AWS Sets the ROI Benchmark for IP Addresses

Vincentas Grinius

8 min read

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the value of IP addresses has surged to the forefront of discussions. Over a month ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made a pivotal announcement, reshaping the IP address pricing landscape.

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A Note on Our Latest Sanctions Transparency Report

A Note on Our Latest Sanctions Transparency Report

Athina Fragkouli

4 min read

We recently removed sanctions-related restrictions from 49 RIPE NCC members and End Users who can now access our services again. In this article we provide some background information to explain why this is.

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AWS Introduces Charges for Public IPv4 Use

AWS Introduces Charges for Public IPv4 Use

Dan Fidler

4 min read

It seems there’s now another business case for deploying IPv6. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that from 1 February 2024, they’ll charge USD 0.005, per IP, per hour for all public IPv4 addresses, whether they’re attached to an AWS service or not.

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On Internet Centrality and Fragmentation

On Internet Centrality and Fragmentation

Geoff Huston

21 min read

Centrality and fragmentation appear to be two completely opposite problems - and yet today's Internet seems to be in danger of both at the same time. In this guest post, Geoff Huston shares his views on this apparently contradictory state of affairs.

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Quantifying Quality - A Community Engagement Quarterly Report

Quantifying Quality - A Community Engagement Quarterly Report

Hisham Ibrahim

10 min read

Efforts to gather feedback and assess satisfaction contribute to creating a strong and inclusive community. By actively seeking input, understanding community needs, and optimising workflows, the RIPE NCC ensures that its offerings are relevant, valuable, and aligned with expectations.

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Unveiling the RIPE NCC’s Quarterly Progress and Insight Reports

Unveiling the RIPE NCC’s Quarterly Progress and Insight Reports

Hisham Ibrahim

2 min read

In developing a framework for our quarterly community engagement reports series, my goal is to provide clarity and structure while delivering valuable insights to our community.

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Christian Kaufmann: To Serve the Board

Christian Kaufmann: To Serve the Board

Anastasiya Pak

What it means to serve as a RIPE NCC Executive Board member has changed dramatically in the 12 years since Christian Kaufmann first took on the role. With recent years having seen organisational change, the pandemic, sanctions and war - the board is increasingly called upon to make decisions that i…

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Measuring and Maintaining the Quality of our E-learning

Measuring and Maintaining the Quality of our E-learning

Evelien Schilder

6 min read

The RIPE NCC Academy is our free online learning platform for Internet networking professionals and students. With over 11,000 new learners having enrolled on our courses since 2020, we've been working hard to make sure quality remains high.

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Fulfilling Our Mandate in Wartime

Fulfilling Our Mandate in Wartime

Hisham Ibrahim

8 min read

As part of the RIPE NCC’s commitment to supporting the Ukrainian technical community, we actively research and facilitate discussions about the country's Internet landscape and its resilience in wartime. Recently, we have seen inferences being drawn from changes to country codes in the RIPE Databas…

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Get Certified 2.0: Introducing the New RIPE NCC Certified Professionals Exam Platform

Get Certified 2.0: Introducing the New RIPE NCC Certified Professionals Exam Platform

William Johnson

6 min read

The RIPE NCC Certified Professionals program has recently undergone a significant overhaul, moving to a new exam platform. This change was driven by the desire to improve accessibility, enhance the user experience, and address feedback received from the community.

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