Position Statement

At the RIPE 55 Meeting in Amsterdam, October 2007, the RIPE community issued the following statement on IPv4 depletion and the deployment of IPv6.

“Growth and innovation on the Internet depends on the continued availability of IP address space. The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 address space is likely to be fully allocated within two to four years. IPv6 provides the necessary address space for future growth. We therefore need to facilitate the wider deployment of IPv6 addresses.

While the existing IPv4 Internet will continue to function as it currently does, the deployment of IPv6 is necessary for the development of future IP networks.

The RIPE community has well-established, open and widely supported mechanisms for Internet resource management. The RIPE community is confident that its Policy Development Process meets and will continue to meet the needs of all Internet stakeholders through the period of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment.

We recommend that service providers make their services available over IPv6. We urge those who will need significant new address resources to deploy IPv6. We encourage governments to play their part in the deployment of IPv6 and in particular to ensure that all citizens will be able to participate in the future information society. We urge that the widespread deployment of IPv6 be made a high priority by all stakeholders.”

Supporters

Below is a list of organisations in the RIPE community who have signed their explicit support for this statement, and share the belief that the deployment of IPv6 should be a matter of high urgency and priority.

If you would like to add your organisation to this list, please contact us.

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013 Netvision
1&1 Internet
1st Easy Limited
23media
24 Online Oy
2AT B.V.
3 Sweden and Denmark
3G Consult
4[ISP]
6894
720 Degrees
A.K.I.S. GmbH
Aare Network AB
AB Connect
AB Svenska Spel
ABANET
ABCom Albania
ABDStar and Bisher Alkassem
Abovenet
Accelerated IT Services GmbH
Adanet
ADC
ADDIX Internet Services GmbH
Adeli
Aditu
ADVALEM
ADW Europe SL
Aexiomus Limited
AFROOZ
AFSAT Communications Ltd.
AIMES Grid Services CIC
AinaCom Oy
Aiqu Finland Oy
Airwire
Aka Networks
AKEP
Alfa Telecom S.R.O.
AllTele Almänna Svenska Telefonaktiebolaget
Almatv
Alsatis
AlsysNet – Romania
Altel
Amilto
Amis
Antilo AG
AQUA A.S.
Arab Circle ISP
ARBUZ Co.Ltd
Arcor
Arian Rasaneh Pars
Ariana Gostar Spadana
Arkaden
Arlos Ltd.
Armada Hosting
Arminco Ltd
ARNES
ARS-INFORM
Aryasat
ASDASD SRL
Aserver
ASP Privat-online
Aspan Telecom
Aspire Internet Ltd
Assyrus Srl
Astpage
Astrakhan Page
Atieh Dadeh Pardaz
Atlant-Telecom Ltd
Atos Origin
Atrato IP Networks
ATW Internet Kft.
AVEA
Avenir Telecom
Averbo GmbH
Awalnet
Awellconnected.com
AWS Wärme Service GmbH
Axcent Services Ltd
Axian KFT
AYA
Azadnet
Azimut-R Ltd.
B.net Burgenland Telekom
B.Net Hrvatska
Babilon-T
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Banverket
Barriere Interactive Gaming Ltd
Bashrtcomm
Basis EHF
Basis06 AG
Batelco
BayCIX GmbH
Bazis TeleCom
Beaming LTD
Belastingdienst
Belcom JSC
Belgacom
Belinfonet Ltd.
Belnet
best.net.ua
Better.be B.V.
bHosted.nl B.V.
BIG Telecom, JSC
BIT BV
Biznet IIS Limited
BKK Marked
BlueNET
BNET-Palestine
Bredband i Gislaved Gnosjo AB
BreisNet GmbH
BrianTel Srl
BSKYB
BT España
BT Infonet
BT Spain
Bubble World S.L.
Bucks Net Services
Bulgarian Telecommunications Company
Bundesministerium des Innern
Business & Decision Interactive Eolas
Business Integration
Butlernetworks
C4L
Cablecom GmbH
cablemurcia.com
Cablesurf (Kabelfernsehen Muenchen)
CAIW
CARNet
Casablanca INT S.R.O.
Catalyst Management
CB3ROB DataServices
CDLan Srl
CDSoft Limited
CDT
Cedacri
Center Telecom
Central Switching Station of Ministry Railway Transport
Centrea cvba
CESCA – Centre de Supercomputació de Catalunya
Cesser
CGC.Co
Cgest
Cgest S.A.
China Telecom Europe
Cizgi Telekomunikasyon
Claranet Ltd
Clasix Corp.
Clax Telecom
Clearstream Armenia CJSC
CMA
Coherent Light
ColoClue Netwerkvereniging
COLT Telecom Group Ltd
ComNet ISP
Computel StandbyBV
Comsenso BV
Comstar
ComX Networks
Connect Cardiff Ltd
Consoll
Consulintel
Convergenze
Coprosys
Corbina Telecom
cordar.it
Coreix Limited
Cornet-AM
Coscom
CountryCom SPb
Crelcom
Cronyx Plus LLC
Crosskey Banking Solutions
Crossnet LLC
Crowley Data Poland
Crystone
CSC
CSI Limited
CSP scarl
CTCO
CTInet
CWM
Cwnet S.R.L.
Cyberlink AG
CZ.NIC
Dark Group Ltd
Data-Express Ltd
Dataflame Internet Services Limited
DataGardens
Datak
Datatrans Internet Kft.
Dataway GmbH
Datori Un Datortikli Ltd.
Dautkom TV
DE-CIX Management GmbH
Decknet
Denizbank
Detasad
DFN
DGC Access AB
Dialogue-M, Ltd
Digital Telecommunication Services
Digital Value S.L.
DigitalSkys Limited
Digiweb
DK Hostmaster A/S
DKS
dnxnetwork.lu
DTG
DTLN
DTMS
Dubai Mercantile Exchange
Dynmark International Limited
e.MAX
E4A S.R.L.
EBSD
Echelon BV
ECKO Systems & Consulting
Edatis
Edunet
Eidsiva Bredbånd
Eight Communication AS
Ekados Srl
Elion Enterprises Ltd.
Elisa Oyj
Elite
Elma
Eltel
Emmequadro SRL
Emperion
ENET
Enforta
Enne Solutions BV
EnterNet Ltd.
Enterpol
Epsilon Telecommunication Limited
Equens SE
Equinix
Equinoxe Media
ErgoGroup
Erion Ltd.
ESYCOR S.A.
Ettihad Etisalat – Mobily
Ettnet
eUKhost LTD
EuroTransit GmbH
Euroweb Romania SA
Eutelia
Evolva Telecom
Exa Networks
Exatel SA
Excell Group Plc
Exe Net Advertising D.O.O.
Exiqze
Famipow
Fannet Telecom
Farahnet
Fast2Host
FastHost AS
Fastport A.S.
FCCN – Foundation for National Scientific Computing (PT)
FHE3 GmbH
Fibernet Communications
Fibre One Networks GmbH
Finecom Telecommunications AG
Fishnet Communications
Fluidata
FON Technology
Foreshore
Foris Telecom
Foroya Tele
Forte Netservices
Fouredge AB
Fox Mobile Distribution GmbH
France Telecom/Orange
Free SAS
Freecom Internet Services Ltd
Freedom4 Limited (UK)
Freenet Cityline GmbH
Freenet LTD
FunkFeuer
funknetz.at
Gagnaveita Skagafjardar
Gamesys Ltd
Garant-Park-Telecom
GatewayGulf
Gaz de France
Gerhard Klein EDV-Service
Getronics Ltd
Gigastream plc
Gilat Satcom
Gittigidiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. Tic. A.S.
Global Village GmbH
Global-e BV
Globalnet GmbH
GlobalNET Sarajevo
Globalways AG
Globalwire AB
go6.si, Slovenian IPv6 Iniciative
Google
Goran Net ISP
Goscomb Technologies Limited
Gradwell.Com Limited
Gravitynet.es
Griffin Internet
Gtelecom
Gulfnet Communications
Gulfsat Communications
Gyron
Hadara Technology
Hafslund Telekom
HCC hobbynet
Headlight Housing Factory GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
HEAnet
HeLi NET Telekommunikation GmbH & Co. KG
Hellas Sat
HGT
Hispaweb Network
Homa Idea Process Co.
Homa Network
Horizon Satellite Services
Host Europe GmbH
Hostidea
Hosting Telesystems, JSC
Hostnordic A/S
HostOffice Kft.
Hostway Deutschland GmbH
Hutchison 3G
Hyperion
Hyves
I.S.I.D.E. SpA
IABG mbH
IACP FEBRAS
IBasis
iberdrola
iBrowse
Iccom S.R.L.
ICM, University of Warsaw
I.C.S. “Trabia-Network” S.R.L.
IDKOM Networks GmbH
IKOULA
Illian.Networks B.V.
Imerja Ltd
ImproWare AG
IMS Internet-Media-Service GmbH
INCDI ICI Bucharest
INET
Infoclip
Infoglobal
Infojobs
INFO-NET
Infonet Nederland B.V.
Infopact Network Solutions
Information Services Plc
Infornet Systems
Infortelecom Hosting
Infotel
Infracom Network Application
InfraServ GmbH & Gendorf Co. KG
INLINE Internet Online Dienste GmbH
Inotel S.A.
Instant Web
INSYS
Intelligentway SARL
Intelsat
Interactive 3D
Interactive Network
Intercom S.R.L.
Interdigital CT S.L.
Interfusion Networks
Interlink Ltd.
Internet Solutions sp. z.o.o.
InterNetX GmbH
Interspace
Interstroom
IntraTelecom+ Ltd
Intrinsec
Introweb
Invid AB
Invitel Zrt.
Ioko
IP Only Telecommunications
IP Vision A/S
IP2 Internet B.V.
IP4ISP
IP4ISP Z.S.P.O
Ipko
IP-Only
Iporium Networks
IP-TEL.RU
iptoX E.K.
Irost
IS Interned Services
IS PLC
ISP Netcity
ISP Infocentr
ISP MagLAN
ISP4P
ISP-Solution UG
IT.Gate S.p.A.
ITAF
IT-COM
Itcom Ltd.
ITD Network SA
Itelsi Tigullio Srl
IT-mastaren Mitt AB
ITsjefen AS
Itum Drift AS
ITV NEt Ltd
Iust
Ivtelecom
IWET
Ixonos PLC
Jahan Negar Parsian Network
Janet (UK)
Javerdel Oy
Jeraisy for Internet Services Ltd
Jordan Data Communications Company LLC
JSC COMSTAR-UTS
JSC DORIS
JSC Infonet
JSC Meganet
JSC Moldtelecom S.A.
JSC Datagroup
JSC Dozor-Teleport
JSC KazTransCom
JSC Meganet
JSC Svyaz
Jucom LLC
Jump Networks Ltd
Junet
Kabel Deutschland GmbH
Kalaam Telecom
Kantonsschule Zug
Kaos Redes IP,SA
kapper.net
Karabakh Telecom
Kaupthing Bank
Kent MAN
Keytrade Bank
KFN Kabelfernsehen Nidwalden AG
Kibris Mobile Telekomunikasyon Ltd.
Kosmozz
KPN Internet
KRIS
kris-telecom-service
Krystal Solutions
KS Telecom
Kulacom
Kyrgyztelecom OJSC
La Solution Telecom
Landsbanki
Lantech
Lebara
Leissner Data AB
Leon
LGI
Liberty-izone Ltd
Lirex BG
Ljsc “Oganer-Service”
LLC Svyaz VSD
Logica Infrastructure Management Sweden
Loqal
LOS Bynett AS
lrnetcon
LR-NetCon
LTD CGC Co
LukMAN
Lyonix
Lyse Tele AS
Mada
Magic OnLine
Magnalink, a.s.
Magticom
Makedonski Telekom
Maksim Co. Ltd.
Manx Telecom
Masternaut UK Ltd
Max.nl
MCA
mchost.ru
McLaut ISP
MC-Link Spa
MCom
Media Corporation Plc.
Media Service Provider Ltd.
Mediaserv
Mediaworks
Mednautilus Telekominikasyon A.S
MeduNet
Mee-unipr
Megalog Plus, Ltd
MercurioFVG S.P.A.
MessageLabs Limited
Meteor
Metromax
Minet Slovakia S.R.O.
Miniclip Ltd.
Mittwald CM Service
mnemonic.as
Mobile TeleSystems Open Joint Stock Company
Monaco Telecom
Monsternett AS
Moscanet SAL – Wise
Moving Art Studio
MTN Cyprus
n@work
Nacionalinis Telekomunikaciju Tinklas
National Information Technologies JSC
Nederlandse Publieke Omroep
Neen SRL
Neocarrier Communications LTD
Neotel
Nervogrid Ltd
NET IS SAT Ltd.
Net North West
Net Works AS
Netair, S.R.O.
NetCom Ltd.
NetConnex
Netgroup A/S
NetGuard
Netia
Netinternet
Netis Telecom
Netline
Netline S.A. Luxembourg
Netnod
Netoura Sàrl
Netrouting
Net-Sat Media sp. z o.o.
NetSumo Ltd
Net-Work Internet Uk Ltd
Network Norway AS
NEU Telecom & Technologies
New Telekom CZ
NewLines Ltd.
Nexellent AG
Nexica
Next Generation Data
next layer Telekommunikationsdienstleistungs und Beratungs GmbH
NFSI Telecom LDA
Nitronet sp. z.o.o.
nl.nominum
nl.xs4all
N-Line Limited
NNIT
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nominet UK
Nomura
Norby Telecom
Nordic LAN&WAN Communication Oy
NORDUnet
Norilsk-Telecom JSC
Noris Network AG
North West Learning Grid
Northwest Communications
northwest.gr
NOU “UNPK MFTI” MIPT-Telecom
Novatel Ltd
NPLAY
NRB
NSIS Systems
NTS Workspace AG
NTT Communications
Nucleus
Numericable
OJSC Arctel
OJSC North-West Telecom
On-Communications Ltd
onet.pl
OneXS
OpenIT GmbH
Openminds bvba
Opin Kerfi
Opole University
Optika Kabel TV d.o.o.
Optimate-Server
Orange Business Services
Orange Romania
Osso
OSSO B.V.
OVEA
OVH
Oxalide
Oxilion
P4
Paltel
Pannon GSM Telecommunications Inc.
Parma-Inform
Parsun Network Solutions
Pasargad Network
PC-ITS Limited
PDV-Systeme Sachsen
Peer 1 Networks
Perfect Presentation
Perspektiv Bredband AB
Petrus Polska sp. z.o.o. S.K.A.
PirxNet Grzegorz Bialas
PM Group
Politechnika Czestochowska, Poland
Polish Telecom
Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa sp. z.o.o.
POP-interactive GmbH
Porion Digital Kft., Hungary
Portunity GmbH
Poundbury Systems Ltd
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)
PremierFoods
Primo
Privat-Online
Probe Networks
Procono S.A.
PROFISOL
ProServe B.V.
Pros-Services
Protonet
PurePeak
PXP Software AG
QIWI.RU
Qtel
QuestZones (Europe) Limited
Rack Sense Ltd
RadioLAN
Radiomovel Telecomunicações
Rambler Telecom
Rasaneh Esfahan Net
Rasterpunkt GmbH
RBS – Ready Business System
Rdslav
Reach Broadband Ltd
Redpill Linpro AS
REG.I.E.S
regio[.NET]
RegionalIT
Regione del Veneto
Regiontelecom
Rekkon-D
Renome-Service
RiffleMedia BVBA
Rita SRL
RMnet
Rockford IT Limited
Romtelecom
Root eSolutions
Rostov branch STC
Rosweb Tver LLC
RTV Slovenije
RTVSLO
Rutland Telecom
S.C. StarNet S.R.L.
Sahara Net
Samba Financial Group
SANSource
Sargasso Networks Ltd.
Sarmad Trading ltd.
Satellite Information Services Ltd
Satellite Ltd
Saudi Business Machines, Ltd.
Saveho
SBM
SC Lithuanian radio and TV centre
SC LRTC
Scarlet Telecom B.V.
Schnell-im-Netz Internet Hassfurt GmbH
SD-France.com
SECR
Seeweb S.R.L.
Selene spa
Serbia BroadBand
Serverplan S.R.L.
ServeTheWorld AS
Servicom2000
SES ASTRA
Shabakah Net
Shahrad Network
Sharedband Limited
Shiny S.R.L.
SIA Dautkom TV
SIDN
Siemens IT-Dienstleistung und Beratung GmbH
SIG
SigmaNet
Silc Ukraine Community
SIMA Lausanne
Simfonics Iberia S.L.
SKS Company
Skylogic S.P.A.
SkyNet A.S.
Skypower international Ltd
Skyrack Technology Ltd
Sloane Park
Smart Telecom
Smartlink Communications Co. J.S.P.C
Smoltelecom LLC
S-NET
Softec Integrations AG
Solo
Solvi SRL
Solwise Telephony Ltd
Somoncom
Sota Solutions
SpaceNet AG
Speedbone Internet & Connectivity GmbH
SPEEDNIC S.R.L.
SpeedXS
Spilsby Internet Solutions
Splio
SPSNet
STANSAT
Star Internet Ltd
Starnet
StarNordic
STcable
Stelkom
Stepanovic & Sipka
Sting Networks
STIS Engineering Co. Ltd
Stream Networks Ltd
Struer Net A/S
SVS Communicatio
Swiss Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication FOITT
Swisscom IT Services AG
Switch
Switch Media PLC
Syd Energi
SyGroup GmbH
SYNAPSECOM GR
SysEleven GmbH
T-Systems Italia
TAL.DE
Tarena
Tario
Tata Communications
Tawasul Services
TDC Hosting Oy
Tele.Fonica Italia SPA
Tele2 Sverige AB
Telecom Italia
TeleData Friedrichshafen GmbH
Telekom Austria AG
Telekom Slovenije d.d.
Telekom Srbija
Telenor Connexion
Telenor D.O.O. Beograd
Tele-Plus LLC
Telia Co S.A.
Tellcom Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
tensortelecom
Terabit Telecom LTD
Teracom AB
Terratel AB
The Savola Group
The Unbelievable Machine Company GmbH
TiERA Broadband
T-Mobile Netherlands BV
T-Mobile UK
Tomtel
TopneT
TR.Radore Telekom
Traction IT
Transport for London
Trenka Informatik AG
Trey Internet Services
TRIERA Internet
TRP IT Development Co.
T-Systems Czech Republic
T-Systems Iberia
T-Systems Italia spa
TUBITAK ULAKBIM
Tubitak Ulakbim
Türksat
TUSSA IKT
Ukraine Hosting Company
UkrNet ltd
UltraNET Ltd
UltraNET Ltd
UltraNET Ltd
Ultraspeed UK
Ultraspeed UK
umbrianet
UMC
UMC
UNET BV
UniNet
Uninett AS
Unistream Commercial Bank (JSC)
Unistream Commercial Bank JSC
United Institute of Informatics Problems of Academy of Sciences of Republic Belarus
Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Universum Bit Ltd
UrbanWimax
Vectranet
VeePee
Vega Systems
Vega Telecom
Ventelo Hosting AS
VeriTeknik Bilisim Ltd.
Viatel
Vicus-Luxlink
ViM Internetdienstleistungen GmbH
Vimcom Optic TS
Visma IT AS
Visual Online S.A.
Vital International
Vladimir branch of JSC CenterTelecom
Vodafone Qatar
Vodafone Romania
VyatKTV Ltd.
Wanstor
Warwicknet
Wataniya Palestine Mobile
Wataniya Telecom Kuwait
Web International S.R.L.
Web Plus ZAO
WebHost.ie Ltd
Webra
WHG (International) Limited
Whole Ltd
Who-Remembers-Me.com
WideVOIP
WiLand LLC
Winnen GmbH
WIPLINE
Witbe
WI-TRIBE
WSE Ltd.
WSISiZ
wusys GmbH
www.ccsleeds.co.uk
www.dnet.lv
www.funknetz.at
X.OVO MediaNetworks GmbH
XALT LLC
Xemple
XFONE
XILO Communications Ltd.
Xpirio GmbH
XS4ALL Internet BV
XSALTO
XTEC
YCO
YCOM SA
ZAO Electro-com
ZON TVCabo
ZONER Software, a.s.
Zones