The RIPE NCC is opening a consultation with the membership on the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme model. The consultation was initially started in 2021, and postponed in light of the war in Ukraine. The goal of the consultation is to arrive at a charging scheme model that will be sustainable for many years to come, meeting the needs of the RIPE NCC’s members.
Two draft models have been put forward for members to review. These models can be summarised as:
Model 1: A “one-LIR, one-fee” model based on the current RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2023 that also charges for independent resources, ASNs, transfers and changes in business structure such as M&As.
Model 2: A category-based model that charges per member (not per LIR account) and is based on resources registered and that also charges for independent resources, ASNs, transfers and changes in business structure such as M&As.
Members are requested to provide input on this important consultation on the Membership Discussion mailing list (members-discuss [at] ripe [dot] net) by 26 April. Input provided up to this date will be considered by the Board when formulating the charging schemes to be proposed for the GM.