[members-discuss] Surprise on renew fees
Alexander Zubkov green at msu.ru
Wed Dec 14 06:49:46 CET 2011
On 12/13/2011 11:32 PM, Michał Margula wrote: > W dniu 13.12.2011 20:23, LIR pisze: >> I am new to RIPE and list, and I did not see any conversation of that kind. >> >> Anyway, I find this way of calculating is not fair at all, despite of used. >> >> This model does not compute real usage of resources, but penalizes new >> entries and gives resources for free to old members. >> >> Regards, >> >> Tonino >> > > I can't agree. W got our first resources about 5 years ago. First year > we were "EXTRA SMALL", and then every year we are categorized "SMALL", > altough we requested some more resources. > > And does 500 euro per year really makes any difference? Really?? Let's > count IPv4 - you got /21 which is 1024 addresess which makes 50 cents > (per year! about 4 cents a month!!) difference. > > And about fairness of that calculation - the later you get resources the > more are they valuable, and they really are! > This is absolutely correct in case of one-time payment. But membership fee is regular and you are right - resources are valuable. And this should be applied to all members, not to newcomers only.