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

Dewole Ajao dewole at tinitop.com
Mon Nov 7 15:15:23 UTC 2016

Responsibility of requesting entities is what I meant, Mark. Please do 
not attempt to declare anything on my behalf.

If an applicant knows the community sees in realtime, he/she is less 
likely to put in phony stuff that just wastes the hostmasters' time and 
increases the time taken to process legit requests.


On 07/11/2016 16:09, Mark Elkins wrote:
> 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)
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Community-Discuss mailing list
>>>> Community-Discuss at afrinic.net
>>>> https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo/community-discuss
> _______________________________________________
> Community-Discuss mailing list
> Community-Discuss at afrinic.net
> https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo/community-discuss

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/community-discuss/attachments/20161107/33651d07/attachment.html>

More information about the Community-Discuss mailing list