I want to become an LIR. How much does it cost?
The cost of becoming an LIR depends on the time of year in which your application is processed. For example, if your organisation applies for membership in the second quarter, you will pay three-quarters of the annual service fee. If your organisation applies for membership in the fourth quarter, you will pay only a quarter of the annual service fee.
Dutch members and members from elsewhere in the EU without VAT numbers will be charged 19% Dutch VAT on top of the service fee. From October 2012, the Dutch VAT rate will increase from 19% to 21%. See question four for more details.
All new members also pay a one-time sign-up fee of € 2,000. You will be charged for this on your first invoice.
For a detailed overview of the costs involved in becoming a member, please see the and the RIPE NCC Billing Procedure and Fee Schedule.
Please note: The RIPE NCC will reach the last /8 of IPv4 address space in the coming months. This may affect the amount of address space assigned or allocated. When the RIPE NCC starts allocating IPv4 address space from the last /8, no new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned.