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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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Ticketing in the LIR Portal

Matt Parker

Over the past few months, we've been working hard to provide more functionality in the ‘Tickets’ section of the LIR Portal. Now we'd like to ask the community for feedback on the improvements we've deployed and for any suggestions you may have about future enhancements.

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RIPE NCC Information Security Controls Framework For Cloud Services

Ivo Dijkhuis

Information security controls help protect against vulnerabilities and risk. In this article, we share details of the RIPE NCC Cloud Security Controls Framework that we'll be using to assess whether cloud providers meet the security requirements for our services.

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Defining the Criticality of RIPE NCC Services

Felipe Victolla Silveira

We’ve been brainstorming on a process to determine the criticality level of our services, and we’d now like to ask the community for input on how we should approach this effort moving forward.

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A Matter of Principle

Chris Buckridge

Principles for Internet governance - are they a useful tool, or just one more collection to add to the list? And is there a need to document RIPE's own principles?

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NIS 2 (and the other EU regulation updates you need to know): November 2021

Suzanne Taylor

This is the latest in an ongoing series in which we give a brief overview of the most pertinent digital policies currently being proposed, debated and implemented in the European Union.

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