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

Wijdane Goubi wijdan.goubi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 18:51:24 UTC 2021

Dear community,

Technically speaking, if a change of the nature is not allowed (as claimed
by some) this doesn’t make any technical sense at all as there are
consensus among several RIRs to allow inter RIR transfer and also allows
intra RIR transfers.

The logic adopted that the change of nature is not permitted doesn’t sit
well with the established sections of the policies adopted and used. In
fact, the logic will bar and limit the ability for an organization to grow
and expend its services.

This imposition will also burden the member to go through unnecessary
bureaucratic demands and expectations whereas the matter could easily be
resolved. The policy and understanding of business nature needs to be as
dynamic as the internet is!

The internet grows and evolves from one form to another, so should the
In fact, RIR never bothers or care with how the space is being used for.

A post from years ago (
https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/rpd/2017/007222.html ), from both ARIN
and RIPE explained that once the space is issued, their only concern is to
ensure accurate registration.

The video and the section where both ARIN and RIPE NCC are speaking can be
found on the following link:

At or around 08:27:50, Andrea Cima from RIPE NCC explains that their
reviews are called “ARC”, and it is to keep in touch and keep the data up
to data, registry data, that is the contact details and so on.
Investigation, that is the part of the “fraud”.

Whereas, at or around 08:29:50, Leslie from ARIN explains the scope of
their policy, they only audit in fraud cases and only deregister in case of

Neither the RIPE NCC or ARIN does a re-evaluation of the resources and
questions on how the LIRs are currently using their resources.

There is a global consensus on how spaces are being used currently—as long
as the allocation process was justified and registration is actual, RIR
does not care about its current usage.
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