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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: [resource-policy] AfriNIC Policy Proposal: IPv6ProviderIndependent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites

Colin Alston colin at
Mon Mar 19 12:59:46 UTC 2007

> The definition of an organization is not something to be done by AfriNIC, is
> there, is a legal definition and I guess is valid in every country on the
> world (I may be wrong): Whatever is not an individual.
> I agree with a previous comment that a individual can create an
> organization, but typically this is done only if there is a real need
> (creating a business, a non-profit organization, whatever). Individuals
> don't tend to do so, especially because it cost money and a lot of paper
> work (every year, or even every month/3 months) to justify the accounting,
> taxes, etc. to the government.
> If an individual decides to create an organization, that's fine, they
> deserve to be allocated a PI if it is justified by the rest of the criteria.

I think with our climate we should not impose undue restrictions on 
who can and can't have PI. We are after all trying to promote internet 
penetration and IPv6 uptake. If anyone can justify through the scope 
of their infrastructure, that they require PI and can pay for it as 
well as announce it - more power to them I say. Of course, routing 
table size is of concern.

That said, the equivalent policies of abroad are far more scary. Some 
of which dictate the allocation (and proof thereof) of at least 
100,000 endpoints.

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