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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proxy votes

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Fri Mar 16 08:17:47 UTC 2007

Hi Andrew et al,

On Mar 15, 2007, at 12:31 PM, Andrew Alston wrote:

> Hi,
> Can someone give me clarity if AfriNIC is willing to entertain the  
> idea of proxy votes in Nigeria on the V6 policy, providing the  
> authorization to act as proxy is provided to the proxy person in  
> writing by the individual wishing to be represented?
> I for one will not be able to attend the Nigeria meeting,
I was hoping I'd meet you there.

> and in the event of the IPv6 policy going to a vote, I would like  
> to be able to issue a written letter of consent to an individual to  
> act as a proxy vote for me in this regard (giving that individual 2  
> votes).  I believe that this should be permitted by standard at  
> policy meetings as well, as it’s the only way for people on this  
> list who have participated heavily in discussions to actually have  
> a vote if they cannot travel due to other commitments.
I agree with Andrew.

On the other hand, and more importantly IMHO, we also need to devise  
a way of coming up with consensus when it comes to policy issues  
(ratification). I'm not sure how consensus is deduced since the PDP  
stipulates that policies are ratified via consensus in an Open Public  
Policy meeting. Is it by a show of hands, by acclamation or is it the  
onus of the moderator to determine whether consensus has been reached  
or not

I don't know what happens in other regions but IMHO, we need to put  
some thought into this matter. Perhaps the AfriNIC management should  
shed some light on this.

> Can anyone from the policy committee comment, and has anyone else  
> on the list got comments on this suggestion?
> Thanks
> Andrew Alston
> TENET – Chief Technology Officer
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