Hello, This post is directed @Bram Hengeveld and/or the RD staff. I wanted some transparency regarding server, web hosting and domain registration costs. While some may see this as more of a private matter that I should take up with Bram in a PM, I believe that its better that everyone on RD have a right to know what costs are involved. I'm sure some will say that I lack trust in Bram or the staff but I don't know you guys personally. All I know is that you like to race online and have a witty sense of humour. That isn't enough for trusting someone. I'm sorry but just saying "oh its for server rental" etc. is too ambiguous. Some will say I'm a cheap skate but I think I have a right to know where my money is going, not just be happy because of some "premium perks" With all due respect to Bram and some of the RD staff, the whole "sipping on pina coladas in the carribbean" joke doesn't strengthen the argument for premium membership. Its also disrespectful to those asking about it. I mean if people are annoyed at having to pay for a premium membership, and they express this, then ridiculing them isn't exactly going to win them over. Why not be up front and say something like "we're changing events to premium because our server costs went up by 20% so instead of paying €200 per month, we have to pay €240 now" or something of the sort. If its a matter that Bram is self conscious about how much it costs to run RD and wishes not to disclose figures then to be honest, thats a deadlock because people deserve to know where their money is going. RD isn't a charity organisation that helps third world countries or illnesses, its a hub for sim racers to meet, have a laugh and have good racing. For that, I think I deserve to know why after years of racing for free racing that suddenly, I need to pay for a membership. If RD had been a paid service from the beginning, a la iRacing, then there would be no dispute because its up front. But to suddenly change something which was free to a paid service, without an adequate or reasonable explanation is where the issue lies. I mean no harm or attacking anyone. I'm just expressing my opinion which I believe I have a right to say.