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RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2013

Introduction

The purpose of the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme is to generate sufficient income for the operations of the RIPE NCC in a stable and predictable manner. The Charging Scheme defines the annual fee per LIR charged to members and sets the sign-up fee for new members.

The Charging Scheme model is based on the principle that members should have equal fees for each LIR they hold. This model has no categories and no differences in fees between LIRs: one LIR, one fee.

Based on existing RIPE Policy, the separate charge of EUR 50 per Provider Independent number resource assignment will be continued. Independent Internet number resources are IPv4 and IPv6 PI assignments, Anycasting and IPv6 IXP assignments. Contrary to previous years, AS Numbers are excluded from this separate charge.

Non-members that are currently charged fees for using specific services such as DNSMON and NRTM, as well as Direct Assignment Users, must also become members, paying the same standard fee per LIR as other members. Organisations that wish to support the RIPE NCC or particular activities should also become members.

The sign-up fee for new LIRs will be continued and will remain at EUR 2,000.

Comparison RIPE NCC Annual fees 2007 - 2013

Annual fee

(in EUR)

2007

2008

2009

2010, 2011 and

2012

2013

Extra Small

1,300

1,300

1,300

1,300 + 50 per PI

assignment

 

 

 

 

 

1,800 + 50 per PI

assignment

Small

1,800

1,800

1,800

1,800 + 50 per PI

assignment

Medium

2,550

2,550

2,550

2,550 + 50 per PI

assignment

Large

4,100

4,100

4,100

4,100 + 50 per PI

assignment

Extra Large

5,500 5,500 5,500

5,500 + 50 per PI

assignment

Sign-up fee

2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

The Independent Internet number resource information for members will be determined based on data from 30 September 2012. Every LIR will be notified of their annual fee for 2013 by email.

 

Change matrix for categories

All members will merge into one category. Below is an overview of the changes in fee for existing LIRs:

Existing LIRs

No. of

LIRs

Current fee

New fee

% Change

Extra Small

2,684 1,300 1,800 +38%

Small

4,066 1,800 1,800 -

Medium

1,457

2,550

1,800

-29%

Large

291

4,100

1,800

-56%

Extra Large

72

5,500

1,800

-67%

* This table excludes the additional fee for Provider Independent resources