RIPE Community

RIPE and the RIPE Community
Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE, French for “European IP Networks”) is a forum open to all parties interested in wide area IP networks. The objective of RIPE is to ensure the administrative and technical coordination necessary to enable the operation of the Internet. RIPE is not a legal entity and has no formal membership. This means that anybody who is interested in the work of RIPE can participate through mailing lists and by attending meetings. Although similar in name, the RIPE NCC and RIPE are separate entities. The RIPE NCC provides administrative support to RIPE, such as the facilitation of RIPE Meetings and providing administrative support to the RIPE Working Groups.

RIPE IPv6 Working Group
The RIPE IPv6 Working Group’s activities include outreach, education, sharing deployment experiences and sharing deployment experiences.

Policy Development 
The RIPE community develops and sets the policies governing the RIPE NCC’s distribution of Internet number resources (IPv6 and IPv4 addresses and AS Numbers) through a long established, open, bottom-up process of discussion and consensus-based decision making. Each of the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have their own policy development processes. Occasionally, all five RIRs develop Global Policies.

RIPE community IPv6 Documents
A selection of the RIPE community’s documents on IPv6.