Yes, some Dutch providers were like that too. Luckily my first ISP (Demon Internet) entered the Dutch market late ’96 with the promise of a fixed IP address for every customer. So I’ve always had the luxury of having my own IP address after I said my university’s dial-in service farewell. I was able to run my site and blog on a server under my desk for a decade because of it, (and because I early on had an ADSL connection), until I switched to a hosting package in the fall of 2007.