[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Jim Fleming JimFleming at ameritech.net
Mon Nov 25 17:21:26 CET 2002
Given that 32-bit IP addresses lease(rent) for $10 to $15 per month... ...and given that Real Estate brokers generally take one month's rent per year as a fee... ....the market value for a /8 would be approximately $168,000,000 per year... How much does RIPE pay (wholesale) for a /8 ? http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space 082/8 Nov 02 RIPE NCC (whois.ripe.net) === ----- Original Message ----- From: "Axel Pawlik" <axel.pawlik at ripe.net> To: "Peter Galbavy" <peter.galbavy at knowtion.net> Cc: "Local IR Working Group" <lir-wg at ripe.net> Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 9:37 AM Subject: [lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ? > Dear Peter, > > Activities of the RIPE NCC, including its operation and > yearly fee structure, are approved by the membership as > proposed in the annual RIPE NCC Activity Plan. The RIPE NCC > Activity Plan is formed on input from the RIPE community > and users of RIPE NCC services. > > The RIPE NCC's Activity Plan for 2003 was published for > comment to the community on 17 September this year. The > plan was then presented by the Executive Board of the > RIPE NCC for membership approval at the annual > General Meeting (GM) of the RIPE NCC. This year's GM > was held 29 October 2002. At the meeting, the membership > voted unanimously to approve the fee structure, thereby > increasing their fees. > > The RIPE NCC, operating as a not-for-profit organisation, > budgets on a cost-recovery basis. This implies that we > make an expense proposal and a matching charging scheme. > > Due to the economic situation, we saw substantially less > influx of new members over the course of the last twelve > months than forecast, also we have lost member due to > closures and mergers. As a result of that, the RIPE NCC > will have a sizeable deficit this year. > > Membership decisions taken over the course of the years > have made it possible that we can rely on our reserves to > cover the cost of operations this year. To ensure that the > prime goal of our membership is met, namely to run RIPE NCC > operations stably, we have proposed the current figures > for the year 2003. > > The RIPE NCC appreciates membership feedback and encourages > active participation by our members. > > More information is available from the following RIPE Documents: > > - "Highlights from the RIPE NCC General Meeting 2002" located at: > > http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/about/gm/gm2002/highlights.html > > - "RIPE NCC Activities, Expenditures, and Charging Scheme 2003" located at: > > http://www/ripe/docs/ap2003.html > > - "RIPE NCC Billing Procedure and Fee Schedule 2003" located at: > > http://www/ripe/docs/billing2003.html > > kind regards, > > Axel Pawlik >
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