About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Communication with EU DG-INFSO



Being chair of the Cooperation Working Group in RIPE, and co-editor of the ENUM standard, I have together with one of the chair of the ENUM Working Group, Niall O’Reilly, invited the Vice-President of the European Commission and Comissioner of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, to the upcoming RIPE […]

The role of Intermediaries in the third phase of Internet

At the RIPE meeting in Amsterdam spring 2011 I held a presentation at the cooperation working group about intermediaries and their roles. The main thesis of the presentation is first that Internet is now needed not only for IT related processes in the society, but is an absolute necessity for the society as a whole. […]

An historic day!

This is indeed history!

From: Axel Pawlik Subject: IPv4 Exhaustion: RIPE NCC Update Date: 3 februari 2011 17.42.41 CET

Dear colleagues,

The IANA IPv4 free pool was exhausted today, 3 February 2011. Each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has now received one of the final five /8s. The RIPE NCC has been allocated 185/8.