I wanted to take a moment to address the recent increase of €10 in the ASN charge for this year. I understand that any increase in expenses can be concerning, especially when it comes unexpectedly.

The reason behind this increase is tied to recent developments within RIPE that necessitate compensation for their deficit. As you may be aware, RIPE, like any organization, must balance its financial books to continue providing the services we all rely on. This includes maintaining the infrastructure and support necessary for the smooth operation of our networks.

The proposed price increase, which is yet to be officially voted on, will likely encompass various options, including adjustments to ASN charges and potentially increases for PI as well. Our aim in communicating this to you is to ensure transparency and to highlight the importance of maintaining our network's stability and accessibility.

It's crucial for us to ensure that our members fulfill their financial obligations, particularly as we navigate these changes. In recent payment cycles, we've already encountered instances where individuals have become unresponsive after the introduction of the new ASN charge. This lack of communication poses significant challenges, not only in terms of financial accounting but also in maintaining the integrity of our community services.

We understand that an additional €10 per year may seem like a nominal amount. However, it's essential to recognize the broader implications of non-payment and the potential loss of thousands of euros to our community service initiatives. Our commitment to providing reliable and sustainable services remains unwavering, but it relies on the collective support and cooperation of all members.

If you find that the increased ASN charge is burdensome, I would encourage you to explore alternatives such as DN42, which offers similar services without associated fees. However, it's important to weigh the benefits of such options against the support and resources provided by our network.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Silvan Gebhardt
We are offering free IP-transit, either remotely or over IXPs, under the autonomous system AS41051.

Publicly routable IPv6/v4 space.
Public ASN acquired from IANA-accredited RIR

Don't have this? We can sponsor it for you.
Our pricing for this is as follows:

Last pricing update: 2023-05-01
Yearly fees are charged in Q1
Type Non-recurring cost Yearly-recurring cost
ASN only 15 EUR 10 EUR
PI only 15 EUR 60 EUR
ASN + PA 15 EUR 10 EUR
ASN + PI 15 EUR 70 EUR
We offer our service for the benefit of the public, using our core-backbone operating under AS58299.
It allows enthusiasts, students, small startups, or anyone else wanting to connect to receive a full-view of the internet.
We can, of course, also offer services with higher redundancy and quality for a very competitive price.
It is recommended you set up RIPE objects before contacting us, so we can more quickly process your registration.
We have written a simple guide on what is needed, and a step-by-step walkthrough on how to create the objects needed for most assignments.
You can find the guide for PI here.
And the one for PA can be found here.


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