Talk:Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre
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The section about RIR's should probably be moved to the actual RIR page, and then included here if necessary.
Anyone knows why is it written in French "Réseaux IP Européens" not in English like "American Registry for Internet Numbers" ? Lothar25 00:01, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
- I believe it's because the French language was considered the "international language" (for law and so on) for a long time. It remains the official language of a bunch of international organisations including Interpol and the United Nations. 126.96.36.199
- Oh, I see now :) Thanks for answer Lothar25 23:36, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
- Daniel Karrenberg explained at RIPE 58, on 7 May 2009, that he was at an EUUG meeting in France in... 89? and gave a presentation about the European IP Network. Daniel put it in French on his slides as Reseaux IP Europeen. They were looking for a name for the [RIPE] organization, and there is some kind of tie in with another organzation called RARE, and an American from Texas, John Quarterman, suggested to Daniel that the name he was looking for was right here on his slides... RIPE. Daniel suggested it to Rob Blokjil. They liked the play of words... rare to ripe. The rest is history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)
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The statement: "Internet number resources do not have any monetary value" is probably not accurate. Perhaps it would be helpful to say that Internet number resources are not a tradeable commodity?
184.108.40.206 21:41, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
IP addresses are traded, though. Maybe not legitimately but there is definitely a trading market in them. Explaining the RIPE NCC's role or position on this would be helpful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:57, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
Russia and Turkey are bicontinental countries whose IP adresses are administered by RIPE. Both have most of their territory in Asia and a small but important part in Europe. Russia is listed under both continents but Turkey only under Europe. Any reason for this discrepancy? — Tonymec (talk) 02:15, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Strange country/region allocations
Turkey isn't a European country by any mean and should instead be listed in Asia.
Having some territories on continental Europe doesn't make it part of Europe.
Just like France isn't part of the Americas in spite of its presence over this continent through Guadelupe, Martinique or Guyana.
Or Denmark via Groënland (who doubles up with its dependancy being larger than itself)
Other examples could include Holland, Spain, etc, etc
And don't even get me started with UK's ginormous commonwealth...