Joao Luis Silva Damas Joao Damas is Head of External Services at the RIPE NCC. He is responsible for services to customers, including Internet resource registration and whois services. Joao joined the RIPE NCC in 1997 were he has held various engineering and management positions. Before joining the RIPE NCC, Joao worked as network engineer for the Spanish academic network, Rediris and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.