[Community-Discuss] Notice to all the legacy netblocks holders in AfriNIC
geier at geier.ne.tz
Fri Feb 5 14:01:04 UTC 2021
On 05/02/2021 16:43, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Originally, the space was used for some rather specialized connectivity
> services. Due to changes in the market and the legal environment, those
> services became less lucrative and the organization pivoted.
> Hardly any organization that has been in this business for more than 10
> years is using every address they have for the exact purpose for which
> it was approved.
And i just stumbled upon many sections in
where this is not permitted 
So I view this as you advocating a "flexible" interpretation...
> None the less, delegating addresses to customers for their legitimate
> use as unique internet addresses remains the primary purpose of any IR
> whether it be regional, national, or local.
here comes the danger of mixing LIR and non-LIR ...
> There exists no requirement in policy that such delegations involve
> connectivity services.
For LIR: 
> In fact, no RIR provides connectivity services to
> any of the organizations it issues addresses to.
I think noone was talking about RIRs 
> Certainly, if such a requirement were intended, it could have been
> written into the policy.
... and here I see a more strict interpretation....
The Applicant hereby irrevocably:
(i) Commits itself to using the services solely for the purpose for
which it was requested.
> FWIW, an LIR in Afrinic documentation means: “Any Network Operator
> that provides Internet services to distinct end-users and end-sites.”
> In the same context, LIRs are allocated IPv4 space of type Provider
> Aggregatable “Allocated PA”.
(that's your paragraph I responded to)
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