[ncc-services-wg] Re: [address-policy-wg] Re: ICANN vs RIPE NCC, was Re: Summary of the PI ......
Peter Galbavy peter.galbavy at knowtion.net
Tue Aug 12 16:48:54 CEST 2003
Kurt Jaeger wrote: > Is this really a cartel ? There are probably different pricing > schemes and rules for each RIR ? > > http://www.ripe.net/rs/rir-comp-matrix-rev.html > > So, if someone does not like RIPE NCC services, get your IPs and > ASes from one of the other RIRs ? Anything that does prohibit this ? > Has anyone tried yet ? The problem for many would be establishing billing relationships, references and banking to organisations outside their local territories. Look, it took a very very long time to convince people at RIPE (back in the mid 90's) that in the UK you DID NOT need to be registered with a "local chamber of commerce" to legally trade ... There are also doubts in my mind as to the legality of telling someone to go outside the EU (in terms of data protection and other things) as opposed to allowing someone to do so of their own *free* will. Peter