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[afrinic-resource-policy-discuss] Fwd: afrinic ipv6 PI policy

Alan Levin alan at
Tue Feb 20 10:20:39 UTC 2007

Hi all,

This email is to appeal for an interim resolution/allocation of IPv6  
PI space. (I pasted below the first email on this sent over 2 years  

Having sat in the policy deliberations on this matter in Maputo,  
Cairo and Nairobi, and hearing at each of those meetings how a Domain  
Name registry would like to empower its community by offering IPv6  
capability, I am surprised at the current state of this process and  
recent events.

Every time that the PI policy on IPv6 has been discussed everyone had  
agreed that the allocation should be at least /48. Whilst some have  
debated for /32's because of concerns with global routing tables  
we've all agreed that a /48 can be delegated asap.  Policy WG  
chair... this is an urgent appeal for relaxation (ie enable the  
consensus that a /48 can be immediately allocated).  What seem to be  
unnecessary delays in promulgating this policy, are now seriously  
hampering our country from embracing IPv6.

Please, even if we don't yet have agreement on this policy, either  
you must give the allocation (as has been turned down as the registry  
which provides critical infrastructure does not wish - or need to -  
become an LIR) or the registry needs to turn to private individuals  
to obtain an allocation. Doesn't make sense to me?

Please help!



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Ernest Byaruhanga" <ernest at>
> Date: 17 March 2004 10:00:42 AM
> To: "Alan Barrett" <apb at>, <mouhamet at>
> Cc: "Adiel AKPLOGAN" <adiel at>, <gregm at>,  
> "Alan Levin" <alan at>, <ygrar at>
> Subject: {Spam?} afrinic ipv6 policy
> Reply-To: "Ernest Byaruhanga" <ernest at>
> Hi Mouhamet & Allan,
> IPv4 and ASN policies have been posted on the policy-wg. They have  
> received a
> lot of comments especially from the RIRs (on different lists  
> though :-) ).
> We now need to post the Ipv6 draft, and i suggest we go with the  
> one in use by
> all RIR's for a start, available at
> Of course some editing to replace "RIPE NCC" with AfriNIC, etc..  
> will need to be
> done.
> If the policies and guidelines in the document look ok for you, i  
> can go ahead!!
> P.S. We still have no chair for the WG :-)
> Regards,
>      ---
>      Ernest M. Byaruhanga,
>      AfriNIC, Technical Operations.

Alan Levin
Tel: +27 21 409-7997

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