[members-discuss] [Ticket#2012072401002498] Top 20 LIRs use 33% Allocated PA, 88% of LIRs use 10% Allocated PA.
Andrea Cocito andrea.cocito at ifom.eu
Tue Jul 31 11:44:16 CEST 2012
On Jul 30, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Erik Bais wrote: > If you want to have a charging scheme based on used resources (FTE’s) of the NCC, go for a base fee with a charge per ticket at the RIPE NCC, like any other support contract you have. > Either Pay per ticket or pay a larger fee upfront and have X calls for free. You miss the main point: - If all resources were "unlimited" the entire RIPE activity could be automated and the costs taken close to zero, to give an example the number of level2 domains you can have under a TLD is basically unlimited, and in fact you pay $6/year for a domain - The reason why RIPE needs to exist and do its (outstanding, IMO) work is that there are limited resources, policies to be enforced, assessments to be done, misuse to be prevented: all this is because the resources are limited. I do not need RIPE to process a ticket (give me the power to write directly in the database and I will), I need RIPE to prevent LIRs to abuse exhaustible resources. Thus the real reason why needs to work is because exhaustible resources are about to exhaust. The time required to process an allocation is not due to the one asking for the allocation, is due to the fact that the possible allocations are limited, and thus is MOSTLY due to the resources already allocated to others. A.