[Community-Discuss] Regular updates on Number Resource Applications and Approvals

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Mon Nov 7 15:09:33 UTC 2016

On 07/11/2016 16:53, Dewole Ajao wrote:
> Once a week is good. ARIN has a daily issued feed but that's a bit
> different from what I'm suggesting.
> I agree the actual allocated/assigned ranges need not be disclosed; I do
> however think that sharing the names of (applicant) organizations will
> help with responsibility and possibly reduce the occurrence of phony
> applications (if there have been any).

Isn't that basically declaring you don't trust AFRINIC staff to do the
right thing?

What I tend to hear (happened twice today) is that the Hostmasters are
so strict - its extremely difficult to get things done (according to the
entities moaning at me).

I therefore trust the Hostmasters - they are doing the right thing.

> Dewole.
> On 07/11/2016 15:35, Mark Elkins wrote:
>> Interesting. I think though a once-a-week stats figure would be
>> sufficient - perhaps with a projected end date?
>> I've seen that before somewhere....
>> AFRINIC should not give out the names of the organisations receiving the
>> address space or the actual ranges themselves though.
>> On 07/11/2016 16:29, Dewole Ajao wrote:
>>> Dear Community,
>>> I was wondering if anyone else thinks it would be useful to see
>>> weekly/daily details (in human readable format) of new applications and
>>> approvals for Internet number resources perhaps as a weekly/daily email
>>> from AFRINIC to this (or the members) list.
>>> Given increased depletion rates, I think having these details in
>>> (almost) real-time will increase the community's awareness rather than
>>> rely solely on the biannual statistical updates (which in any case do
>>> not contain details of who is making attempts to acquire number
>>> resources). I think the Org Name, Country, Type and size of resource
>>> requested/approved would be even more useful than the resource type/size
>>> and country data already available in delegation stats at
>>> ftp://ftp.afrinic.net/pub/stats/afrinic/
>>> This would be purely operational and a community value addition so it
>>> should not require a new policy, right?
>>> Regards,
>>> Dewole Ajao.
>>> (in my capacity as a community member)
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