[members-discuss] is the self-assessment model really a good idea?
Thomas Jacob ripe-ncc-members-list at internet24.de
Mon Jul 9 21:07:46 CEST 2012
On Mon, 2012-07-09 at 20:43 +0200, Lu Heng wrote: > Just want to make a quick common..."create some pressure on unused > allocation" is largely untrue if you consider the IP price is at least > 10USD and up. or you consider these large LIR's business size. > > I believe all of them have no problem paying 10K euro a year. Not so sure about this, just going by IPv4, if we assume something RIPE like 600m IPv4 addresses for the total RIPE area, and assume that a large multi-national LIR maybe has an allocation of 30m, give a 20m RIPE budget makes about EUR 1m. Now this LIR would probably still have no problem paying that, but I guess the relevant department will have some explaining to do for this budget item ;) Still you are probably right, the financial pressure wouldn't be big enough to return unused allocations. Of course, the real trick is to factor in every increasing IPv6 allocations, so a continuous reduction of costs per IP should probably be in order, but I guess people wouldn't mind if their projected costs are lower than expected in some years.