[ncc-services-wg] 2012-07 Discussion Period extended until 21 February 2013 (RIPE NCC Service to Legacy Internet Resource Holders)
Nick Hilliard nick at netability.ie
Mon Feb 4 13:21:15 CET 2013
On 04/02/2013 11:59, Sander Steffann wrote: > I think the point here is that the RIPE NCC wasn't involved in the > original resource registration in the first place. Correct. As Daniel pointed out some months ago, the issue is solely related to the provision of registration services, not policy surrounding what you can do with the resources. The RIPE NCC is constituted to provide registration services for the RIPE database and has a duty to ensure accuracy and good stewardship of the contents of the database. It is not a charity and according to RIPE NCC statements, ongoing database management is not free. The LRHs have received free, stable and high quality registration services for over 20 years and I am happy for them that this has happened. But I don't believe that it is inappropriate to ask them to pay for registration services in future (or have them covered by options 2.1 / 2.2 in the proposal); otherwise the RIPE NCC members are committing to providing registration services for nonmembers for free in perpetuity. There is no quid-pro-quo in this sort of relationship. I don't see any basis upon which to attempt to impose RIPE resource management policy on legacy resources, but payment for services received is fundamental. Nick --  with the exception of dealing with the situation of what happens when the LRH ceases to exist or if they decide to voluntarily rescind any claim on the resources.