[Community-Discuss] Closed members and recovered resources

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Thu Jun 22 18:48:59 UTC 2017

Noah –

An annual report – by law – has to contain the financials – audits cannot even BEGIN until after the close of the financial year – and audits take time – and yes – I am also not all that pleased that the “friendly” audit report is not out yet – but asking for a report in Q1 that is required to contain financials is entirely unrealistic.

Here is the thing – while the board of directors has the power to approve the financials, and then bring them to the floor for adoption by the members – until such time as they are approved and I would say adopted – they cannot realistically be included in the “friendly” annual report – because the financials actually *ARE* the annual report – the friendly version is what is added to that.

So – either an annual report goes out with financials the community has not adopted – and by the way – annual reports are meant to be filed and once released are very difficult to withdraw and change – or – the community still gets to adopt the financials before they get put into formal publication – one way – you can have an early annual report – the other way – you can adopt the financials – but it can’t be both – that’s not the way it works.

By the way – I have a serious and pressing concern that I will be raising on the members list about the adoption of the financials – because I only realized this AFTER the Nairobi meeting – under section 7.6.(i) the community has the power to adopt the financials – and unless I am mistaken – this was not done – so I would like to ask the board of directors when this community will get to adopt said financials.

And while on the subject of transparency, I would also ask, that the board disclosure *ALL* the audit reports – inclusive of the management letters which form part of the auditor’s report – as per section 7.6.(ii) which expressly says that the registered and resource members have the right to receive *ANY* auditor’s report.



From: Noah [mailto:noah at neo.co.tz]
Sent: 22 June 2017 21:29
To: Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at afrinic.net>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Closed members and recovered resources

On 21 Jun 2017 7:17 p.m., "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at afrinic.net<mailto:alan.barrett at afrinic.net>> wrote:

> On 20 Jun 2017, at 21:59, Noah <noah at neo.co.tz<mailto:noah at neo.co.tz>> wrote:
> Thank you for the effort and sharing this information.
> We will appreciate as a community that this information is and must be made available online as part of the annual report[1]
We will develop processes for publishing a summary of recovered space in the future.

Sounds like a plan and let the process consider publishing this information each quarter if not annually please.

> Checking again the link ftp://ftp.afrinic.net//stats/afrinic/delegated-afrinic-extended-latest<ftp://ftp.afrinic.net//stats/afrinic/delegated-afrinic-extended-latest>
> Besides the block below which you indicated as reserved per CPM 5.4.7.
> afrinic|ZZ|ipv4||1048576||reserved
> It does also shows for instance, the below space as reserved
> afrinic|ZZ|ipv4||524288||reserved
> afrinic|ZZ|ipv4||131072||reserved
> afrinic|ZZ|ipv4||65536||reserved
I will find out why that space is marked as reserved.

Looking forward indeed.

> And why is the recovered and/or reseved space not listed in Afrinic's normal pool or at a dedicated web page like below for better trasparency.
> http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/revocacion-de-recursos<http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/revocacion-de-recursos>
> Why can't Afrinic create similar tools?
I think you are asking for Afrinic to publish similar information in future.  Yes, we will do so, but it requires new internal tools to be developed.

Yes I am and we look forward to a simple tool that is easy to parse and find such information  from the stat file as well.

> And what is the rational behind the 2 years quarantine  before the recovered space can be reallocated?
> What is the process of determining and/or restoring recovered space reputation from previous activities
The existing process is purely internal.  We will produce a public summary of the process.

Perfect and looking forward to that too.

> [1] By the way,  where is the annual report for 2016? The bylaws make its publication mandatory.
The friendly version of the annual report will be published by 15 July.  The mandatory requirement in the bylaws is satisfied by the audited financial report, but we recognise that members want more than that, and we are committed to delivering a friendly version of the annual report.

In all honesty this is very disappointing. Even the so called friendly version of the annual report which is VERY IMPORTAMT for members and the community to assess the organization's achievements for its core activities yet it's not ready 6 months after end of 2016 [1].


[1] If we are too improve accountability and transparency across the board, having this reports published as earlier as possible will be better perhaps within Q1 and before next AGMM please.
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