Our team is actively involved in the Policy Development Process. Our goal is to have policies that are simple, clear and easy to follow in all the 5 RIR Regions.
As each region has it’s own characteristics, our goal is to propose and develop policies that are as similar as possible between the 5 regions.


1. Our team has worked on a document that aimed the unification of the IPv6 policies in the RIPE region. The proposal was discussed by the RIPE community and the decision of the community was that the change was too complex. Although an unified IPv6 policy has been discussed for years, the complexity of the changes and the feedback from the RIPE Community has sent us back to the drawing board.

Link: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2013-06
Discussion archive: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/address-policy-wg/2013-September/008328.html


2. Prevent speculation by using the last /22

The RIPE NCC has shown during RIPE69 in London a possible method to speculate with IPv4 addresses. During the Address Policy Working Group the RIPE NCC has presented (in slide 10) the method currently used for speculation. Our organisation was asked during the Open Policy Hour of the Address Policy Working Group to come up with a policy proposal which would prevent speculation. Policy proposal 2015-01 (“Alignment of Transfer Requirements for IPv4 Allocations”) has been accepted by the RIPE Community and is now part of the IPv4 Policies.

Link: https://www.ripe.net/participate/policies/proposals/2015-01


3. Attempt to make transfers of all IP addresses transparent

In 2017, Elvis has attempted to request all resource holders (including Legacy Resource Holders) to sign a transfer template and, therefore, request RIPE NCC to confirm the transfer of a resource from a party to an other. This request was met with resistance from the LRHs and thus, abandoned.

Link: https://www.ripe.net/participate/policies/proposals/2017-01