Thursday, 18 April 2013

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

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 to funnel through Blacknight. 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.