RIPE NCC Budget 2010

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The industry will be going through a period of change, as the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses draws nearer. This is reflected by the development of policies and service introductions around this issue, some of which are expected to increase the workload for the RIPE NCC in the coming years.

As a result of this, the budgeted costs for 2010 are 13% higher than the budgeted costs for 2009. This is the result of the increased staff levels and greater operational expenses necessary to support the expected increase in the RIPE NCC’s workload. For the particulars, please see: “RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2010”.

RIPE NCC Statement of Income & Expenditure

In kEUR

Budget

Estimate

Difference

Income

2010

2009

2009

10/B 09

10/09

Service Fees

15,919

14,457

14,214

1,462

1,705

End User Fees

167

199

99

(32)

68

RIPE Meeting

281

255

208

26

73

Other Income

215

255

175

(40)

40

Total Income

16,582

15,166

14,696

1,416

1,886

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Expenses

9,259

8,232

8,400

1,027

859

General Operating Expenses

4,651

4,224

3,803

427

848

RIPE Meeting

809

606

631

203

178

Training Courses

337

399

306

(62)

31

Regional Meetings

160

190

190

(30)

(30)

Financial Expenses

98

85

85

13

13

Subtotal Operational Expenses

15,314

13,736

13,415

1,578

1,899

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Expenses

370

248

200

122

170

Depreciation

1,621

1,307

1,020

314

601

Total Expenses

17,305

15,291

14,635

2,014

2,670

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus/Deficit before interest income

(723)

(125)

61

(598)

(784)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Income

400

855

775

(455)

(375)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus / Deficit

(323)

730

836

(1,053)

(1,159)

 

Development of RIPE NCC Reserves

The table below summarises the RIPE NCC’s capital development. The capital consists of the RIPE NCC reserves including the surplus/deficit for the year at issue.

Year

Surplus / Deficit

Capital at 31 December

Total expenses per year

% Capital of Expenses

2004

2,698

9,986

9,739

103%

2005

2,684

12,670

9,420

135%

2006

2,483

15,153

9,980

152%

2007

1,070

13,764*

11,674

118%

2008

2,623

16,387

11,765**

139%

Estimated 2009

836

17,424

14,635

119%

Budget 2010

(323)

17,101

17,305

99%

Note: *The capital in 2007 includes the member rebate of EUR 2.5 million.

**The total expenses 2008 include a pay back from the Personnel Fund of EUR 1.5 million

Expenses per Activity

Overall, expense levels increase in 2010. For Membership Services, this increase is a result of enhanced registry services, such as Internet Number Resource Certification, and an increased focus on data quality. The substantial increase in expenses for Coordination Activities is due to the increased External Relations efforts and increased RIPE meeting expenses.

In 2009 substantial investments were made to improve Information Services. For 2010 certain areas continue to be further enhanced but the overall costs for Information Services will decrease with improvement projects being completed. Previously the table below was shown including miscellaneous expenses, these are costs like Bad Debts and Depreciation that not directly attributable to any activity. Therefore for the Budget 2010 these have been excluded.

 

 

Budget 2010

Budget 2009

Difference

Amounts in kEUR

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Membership Services

6,623

43%

6,301

46%

322

5%

Coordination Activities

6,605

43%

5,334

39%

1,271

24%

Information Services

2,086

14%

2,101

15%

(15)

-1%

Total Operational Expenses

15,314

 

13,736

 

1,578

11%

The table below shows new or significantly developed activities for 2010. The figure presented is the direct allocated costs and does not include an overhead or management fee.

Activity

Direct costs

Capital Expenses

Support for Internet Number Resource Certification

57 kEUR

259 kEUR

Implementation of policy 2007-01

124 kEUR

-

Registration Data Quality

116 kEUR

-

RIPE Labs

214 kEUR

-

Information Services

252 kEUR

150 kEUR

 

Income and Fees per Billing Category (Based on the Charging Scheme 2009)

Income

No. of Local Internet Registries (LIRs)

Fee

Amount in kEUR

New members

 

 

 

Sign-up Fee

650

2,000

1,300

Service Fee, Extra Small

650

1,300

524

Existing members

 

 

 

Extra Small

1,459

1,300

1,897

Small

3,540

1,800

6,372

Medium

1,288

2,550

3,284

Large

258

4,100

1,058

Extra Large

64

5,500

352

Independent resources

 

 

1,132

Total Service Fees

 

 

15,919

Note: Income received from new members is estimated on the basis of the budgeted number of new Local Internet Registries (LIRs) per month multiplied by the pro rata annual service fee.