RIPE 66 Dublin May 2013Next month RIPE 66 will be held in Dublin. And not only will we be attending, but we’re also sponsoring it and I’ll be speaking at it.

I’ve been to several RIPE meetings in the past and they’re an interesting mix of material covering both policy and highly technical topics. This time round I’m speaking in the anti-abuse session about fake pharma and hope to be able to introduce some of the people behind ASOP to the RIPE audience.

You can find out more about the meeting here

Here’s our press release on it:

 Blacknight Announce Session and Sponsorship for RIPE 66
Leading Irish Registrar to lead discussion on Fake Pharma

April 15, 2013 – Carlow, Ireland – Blacknight are proud to announce both sponsorship of RIPE 66 and a session during the conference on combatting Fake Pharma.

A Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE, French for “European IP Networks”) meeting is a five-day event where Internet service providers, network operators and other interested parties from Europe and the surrounding regions gather. The event will take place from 13-17 May 2013 at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.

Blacknight joins Netflix, Google, HEAnet and several others in sponsoring the 66th RIPE Conference. Michele Neylon of Blacknight states: “We are pleased to be sponsoring RIPE66. All of the sponsors of the event are integral to the Irish Internet and we are proud to be among the prestigious organisations that support it. Our participation in the RIPE meeting is a natural extension of the consciousness raising in which we continue to be engaged.”

RIPE is open to anyone interested in wide area IP networks. RIPE’s function is to ensure the administrative and technical coordination necessary to enable the operation of the Internet.

Blacknight has long been actively involved in aiding the improvement of Internet function, participating on numerous committees and working groups aimed at fighting cybercrime and creating a safer user experience online.

Neylon will be leading the session “Save Money Online Without Killing Yourself” on Thursday, May 16th. Neylon explains: “Save Money Online Without Killing Yourself is a session on Fake Pharma which is an issue that Blacknight is very active in fighting. We’ve partnered with LegitScript so that we would have the infrastructure in place to take a more active role in preventing fake pharmaceutical sites from funnelling through our hosting and domain services. My aim through this session is to give others the tools to avoid falling prey to or innocently facilitating this mayhem.”

Other topics that will be covered during RIPE 66 include Global Policy Overview, The Future of Home Networking and Costs of IPv4-IPv6 Transition Plans.

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