[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Kurt Erik Lindqvist kurtis at kurtis.pp.se
Fri Dec 6 16:55:53 CET 2002
On onsdag, dec 4, 2002, at 09:51 Europe/Stockholm, Bovio at aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 12/4/02 5:58:30 AM Romance Standard Time, > kurtis at kurtis.pp.se writes: > > Kurtis, > > Ok, so for next year we will see a staff reduction or a > "re-prioritistion"? > > > > As I wrote earlier we expect the survey to tell us what the membership > at large expects the RIPE-NCC to do. If the members indicate that they > are only intrested in core activities some restructuring will be > required. I personally doubt that this will be the case and I do not > think a staff reduction will be needed. Ok. Notice that this was actually a question on which way you think it will go. I don't understand how you could get "continuing as today" and "same fees and fee structure" to work together. > I am now playing the devils advocate so don't take this literal - the > RIPE NCCs number one focus is to provide adequate registration > services. Anything else is pure bonus. > > > > The RIPE-NCC was never meant to be "only" about registration services. > At any rate I do not believe the RIPE database can be considered "a > bonus" anyway. > I agree with you on the "not only" registration services - but at some point we need to ask us what the NCC should focus on. I can see a number of side activities that will prove useful, but still the most useful services are the registration services, and what do we do if these do not function well? I have a PI address space form that I sent it and that apparently had a problem. That was (I think)I two months ago. Still no reply from the NCC. While registering the new LIR I had a problem with the invoicing and tried to get in contact with RIPE NCCs billing group, I was several times on the phone told that none of them had come to the office at times when I would have expected everyone to be at work since long back. I was told there was a week waiting queue on billing issues. I don't want to point fingers, at least this is not my intention - and there might be very valid reasons for everything. But here lays a part of the problem. It's very hard to have a view of the work done by the NCC without this being indirectly seen as criticism of particular persons of the NCC. But I have agreed with Hans-Petter to try and make a presentation for the next LIR-WG of my experiences and what I think, so I will and try to be quite until then, - kurtis -
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