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Stop 'time permitting' service now?

Dear ccontributors,

you have decided to discontinue the 'time-permtting' service 
which the NCC currently provides to

	- individuals 

	- registries who do not sign the service agreement 

	- registries which have overdue invoices

The queue for 'time-permtting' requests is currently longer than 330 and
is not being processed because of the backlog we have processing normal
requests. I do not forsee that we will be able to process a substantial
amount of the queued requests this year, let alone empty the queue.
This has two serious problems:

	- Requestors get the wrong impression that they will eventually
          receive service.

	- Keeping the 'time-permtting' queue and answering queries about
          requests in it costs resources.
I therefore suggest that we discontinue 'time-permtting' service per
October 1st. The submitters of requests remaining in the queue and
of any new requests not from a registry in good standing will then
be refered to the list of existing registries.

In case I do not hear serious disagreement before that October 1st,
I assume you agree.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Daniel Karrenberg
RIPE NCC Manager


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