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RIPE NCC Billing Procedure 2019

Introduction

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit membership organisation. RIPE NCC members pay an annual membership contribution for each Local Internet Registry (LIR) account they hold. The contributions paid by members are decided by the members themselves at the RIPE NCC General Meeting.

Fees

The membership contributions that must be paid for 2019 are included in the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2019. This document was presented at the General Meeting in May 2018 and approved by the membership. The contributions covered in the document apply to:

  • New members (joining in 2019)
  • Existing members (joined before 2019)
  • Legacy address space holders

Summary of contributions payable

 

Sign-up fee

Annual Membership contribution

Annual Fee for Independent Internet Number Resources

Annual Fee for Legacy Internet Resources

New Members
(joined 2019)

€2,000

€1,400

 

 

Existing Members
(joined pre-2019)

 

€1,400

€50 per resource*

€50 per sponsored resource**

Legacy Internet resource holders

***

€1,400

 

 

Notes:

* Independent Internet number resources include Provider Independent IPv4 and IPv6 address assignments, anycasting assignments and IXP IPv6 assignments. Multiple PI IPv4 and PI IPv6 assignments made on the same day to the same member will have one single charge of €50. AS Numbers are excluded from this charge.

** AS Numbers are excluded from this charge.

*** If a Legacy Internet resource holder requests additional Internet number resources after becoming a member, a sign-up fee of €2,000 will be charged at this later stage, and in a way identical to that in which the membership sign-up fee is charged.

Fees for transferring resources

A member must pay the full annual membership contribution for each LIR account(s) held before they can transfer resources or close their LIR account(s). Only when the full annual membership contribution for every LIR account has been paid can the transfer or closure take place.

Fees when closing LIR accounts

If a member chooses to close one or more of the LIR accounts they hold in the course of the RIPE NCC financial year, the membership contribution for all LIR accounts held by the member must still be paid in full. If the membership contribution has already been paid in full, no pro rata refunds will apply.

Fees to reactivate the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement

When invoices are not paid within 120 days of the invoice date, the RIPE NCC will start the process of terminating the standard service agreement. In accordance with Article 9.6 of the Standard Service Agreement, a €2,000 re-activation fee and all outstanding invoices for all LIR accounts held by the member must be paid before a member can re-activate an LIR account.

Invoicing

Existing members will receive invoices for the full year for each LIR account they hold in February 2019. Members in Russia and the Ukraine should read the relevant information regarding invoicing in their countries.

For new members joining in the course of the year, the membership fee will be applied pro rata based on the time of the year the membership application is submitted.

Redistribution of excess contribution 2018

In October 2018, the RIPE NCC General Meeting decided that the excess contribution 2018 would be redistributed to the membership in 2019. The redistribution per LIR account will appear on the 2019 invoice when applicable.

Billing details

  • Invoices are sent by email in PDF format. On the Billing Details page (requires authentication), RIPE NCC members can also choose to receive a hard copy of the invoices for their LIR account(s).
  • Invoices are sent via email to members’ billing contacts – billing contact details can be updated on the Billing Details page
  • Members are responsible for providing and maintaining correct billing contacts
  • All invoices include a unique secure payment link. A copy of the original invoice(s) can be downloaded via this link.
  • Invoices can be paid via bank transfer or online payment system
  • You can view your LIR account(s) details and the payment status of your invoices on the Billing Details By accessing the unique secure payment link on each invoice, you can verify whether your payment has been received once it has been made.

Payment Time Frame

After 30 days from invoice date

Payment due

After 60 days from invoice date

No approval of requests

After 90 days from invoice date

Service level suspended

After 120 days from invoice date

Standard Service Agreement terminated and all LIR accounts held by member closed

 

How to pay your invoice

You can pay your invoices by bank transfer or with Adyen, a trusted third-party online payment system. All invoices sent by the RIPE NCC by email (in PDF format) include a unique payment URL. This leads to a payment screen where you can complete your transaction by selecting your payment method. The different payment options available are listed below – please note that the payment options vary by country.

  • Bank transfer
    Invoices may be settled directly with us by bank transfer. Please include the customer number and invoice number as reference.
  • Credit and debit cards
    Select the credit card option to complete payment.
  • PayPal

 

Note:

  • Payments should be made in euros.
  • Online payments must be made in full. It is not possible to make partial payments via the online payment system.
  • We cannot accept cheques. Any cheques that we receive will be returned to your billing address.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that full payment for each LIR account you hold is received by the RIPE NCC by the due date.
  • You should take into consideration the time taken by banks to process payment.

 

Payment status

You can view your LIR account(s) details and the payment status of your invoices on the Billing Details page. In addition, by accessing the unique secure payment link on each invoice, you can verify whether your payment has been received once it has been made.

Contact us

If you have any questions about your invoice or payments, or if you experience trouble using the online payment system, please contact the RIPE NCC Billing Department.