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RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2013

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At the General Meeting on 26 September 2012, the RIPE NCC membership voted to approve the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2013 - Option A. Members voted on three options, with Option A receiving the most votes from the membership.

The RIPE NCC and its Executive Board welcomes the clear decision from the membership on this Charging Scheme model. It offers clarity for members regarding their fees and will ensure financial stability for the RIPE NCC in the years ahead.

There are two main features of the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2013 that differ from the previous model:

  • There are no membership categories - each member will pay the same fee for each LIR they hold
  • Direct Assignment Users, as well as non-members that are charged fees for services such as DNSMON and NRTM, must become RIPE NCC members paying the same standard fee per LIR as other members

All RIPE NCC members will be charged an annual fee of EUR 1,800 for each LIR they hold. The separate charge of EUR 50 per Provider Independent number resource assignment will be continued. Invoices will be sent according to the payment schedule members have agreed with the RIPE NCC.

The RIPE NCC will contact Direct Assignment Users and non-members who pay fees for RIPE NCC services to begin the process of inviting them to become RIPE NCC members.

All RIPE NCC members will also be entitled to free use of services such as DNSMON and NRTM from 1 January 2013.