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[policy-wg] Guidelines for Temporary Assignments/Allocations's proposal

Sat Apr 16 15:05:21 UTC 2005

Name:  Alain P. Aina
Organisation: TRS Technology
Country: Togo

Policy Afected: New
Date: 16.04.2005

Temporary IP allocation in AfriNIC region.

Guidelines for Temporary Assignments/Allocations:

1.0 Introduction:

In some circumstances, organisations may require IP resources for a certain
period of time, usually one month and less. This could be for exhibitions,
conferences, conventions, etc.

AfriNIC will therefore assign numbering resources to entities requiring
temporary IP numbers for a fixed period of time. In this document, "IP
resources" refers to unicast IPv4/v6 addresses and AS numbers.

2.0 Documenting the temporary activity:

The activity requiring temporary IP resources should be publicly documented 
available, preferably on a website. Entities requiring such IP resources are
expected to demonstrate an understanding that when the activity or experiment
for which they require the IP resources ends, the IP resources will be 
to AfriNIC.

A "publicly accessible document" is a document that is publicly and openly
available free of charge and free of any constraints of disclosure.

AfriNIC will not recognize any activity under this policy if such an activity
cannot be publicly disclosed.

3.0 Assignments of IP resources

Resources are assigned on a lease basis for a period of one month. The
assignment can be renewed on application to AfriNIC providing the necessary
information . The size of the assigned IP resource will be determined from the
plan submitted by the requesting entity.

3.1 Required Documentation:

The requesting organisation should send an e-mail to hostmaster at 
the following contents:

a. Details of Organisation: - Legal Organisation name - Country Where 
- Postal Address - Physical Address - Telephone and Fax Numbers - website 
is a must)

b. Details of activity requiring the temporary assignment. - Website detailing
the activity - Website with a link to similar prevsious activities - Links 
other (relevant) sites about this activity - Any other information that 
should know about - Date when the above activity ends.

c. The planned use of these IP resources - List subnet size required, and for
what it will be used - Any AS numbers. - Reverse delegation, if required

d. The intended date of return of the IP resources above.

Once the above information has been reviewed by AfriNIC, the requesting entity
will be required to fill the appropriate resource-request form and submit to
hostmaster at

3.2 Commercial Use Prohibited

If there is any evidence that the temporary resource is being used for
commercial purposes, or is being used for any activities not documented in the
original description provided above, AfriNIC reserves the right to immediately
withdraw the resource and reassign it to the free pool.

4.0 Administrative fees to AfriNIC

AfriNIC may charge administrative fees (if necessary) for assignment of the
temporary IP numbers above.


In Africa Internet is still a growing technology and time by time
there are high level trainings and event related to Internet
awareness. In most of the case the local hosting organisation
do not have enough IP address to provide to the workshop
Infrastructure, resulting to intensives NAT usage. To avoid this,
AfriNIC should be able to provide temporary address space under
some specific conditions. This policy will allow AfriNIC to do that.


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