[Community-Discuss] Notice to all the legacy netblocks holders in AfriNIC

Noah noah at neo.co.tz
Tue Feb 9 21:21:39 UTC 2021

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 4:47 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> 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.


> 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.


> There exists no requirement in policy that such delegations involve

> connectivity services. In fact, no RIR provides connectivity services to

> any of the organizations it issues addresses to.


> Certainly, if such a requirement were intended, it could have been written

> into the policy.


> Owen


Hi Owen,

Firstly, thank you so much for making more explicit the evidence which has
been discussed here by the community since 2014.

IPv4 Addresses must be used for the purpose they were requested for
and *leasing
is not allowed*.

I also find your point about RIR not providing connectivity services to
organizations it issues addresses to, inappropriate because you know very
well the mandate, role and the responsibilities of entities in the current
Internet number registry hierarchy.

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