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Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocate for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).



RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the RIPE NCC service region. The RIPE NCC also provides services for the benefit of the Internet community at large.

RIPE NCC members are mainly Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations, large corporations and governments located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.

The RIPE NCC operates from its main office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and from its new regional office in Dubai.

By expanding its presence in the Middle East, the RIPE NCC hopes to meet increased demand for region-specific support in an area experiencing continuous growth in the Internet and related fields. The Dubai office has a growing team that will help the organisation engage effectively with its members, as well as industry representatives and government bodies in the region.

RIPE NCC Dubai Office Address:

The Loft office 1, Building A, Suite 401
PO Box: 502678
Dubai Media City
Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 43649459
Email: cchaya@ripe.net
Website: www.ripe.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ripe_ncc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ripencc
LinkeIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ripe-ncc?trk=top_nav_home
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RIPENCC



The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Established in 2005, AFRINIC is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources such as Internet Protocol (IP)
 addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). AFRINIC serves 55 economies throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean. 
As a membership-based organisation, AFRINIC serves major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet exchange point (IXPs), governments and academic institutions. 
Each year, AFRINIC conducts two public policy meetings. These give the community the chance to come together for policy development, information sharing, and networking. The first Public Policy Meeting of each year is known as the Africa Internet Summit (AIS), and the second is held as a standalone meeting. The meetings are held in various locations throughout Africa. 

AFRINIC also conducts a number online training  courses. These courses are designed to educate participants to proficiently configure, manage and administer their Internet services and infrastructure and to embrace current best practices. 

Read more about AFRINIC here: www.afrinic.net.

Media Partner

Digital Meets Culture

An interactive online magazine where digital technology and culture collide.

Receiving over 18.000 monthly visits by specialised readers from all over the world, Digital Meets Culture is the online magazine dedicated to the encounter between digital technologies and cultural heritage and the arts. Its aim is to provide, on a truly global scale, the widest possible information about international projects and initiatives involving the digitisation, preservation and enjoyment of cultural heritage and about the latest findings in digital art and in the creative industries.
Digitalmeetsculture.net is addressed to academics and researchers, artists, museum/archive curators, entrepreneurs, organisers of cultural events, bloggers, reporters, teachers, IT-experts and more generally to readers willing to be informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the domain of digital technologies applied to culture and art.
Besides general contents about culture, art and technologies, the magazine offers interesting opportunities for dissemination and web-presence of scientific projects, by giving wide visibility to the project’s activities and achievements, by deepening specific topics through interviews and related articles and by highlighting news and advertising events as media partner.
Digital Meets Culture is edited by Promoter SRL.