Gert Döring was born in 1971 in Munich. After studying Physics at the Technical University in Munich, he went into IP networking in 1993, and has done this since then. Gert‘s first contact with IPv6 was in 1997, being curious what this new IP protocol was all about. Since about 2003, Gert is responsible for running the production quality IPv6 network at SpaceNet AG, Munich.
Since January 2003, Gert is chairman of the Address Policy working group at RIPE, the body that forms the policy used in deciding how IPv6 addresses should be distributed in Europe.