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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 BoF report

Alain Patrick AINA aalain at
Fri May 18 19:30:55 UTC 2007


> - seek a mechanism to facilitate the regulation of the second market in the
> favor of local community
> You can't regulate something like this, it won't ever fly. Infact even the
> suggestion scares me, it borders on ITU style country based registries that
> are governmentally controlled... and all of us at AfriNIC 2005 in Cairo saw
> the reaction to *THAT* idea.  Unless I misunderstand what you mean by
> regulate, which is entirely possible, if so please can you give some
> clarity on what is meant by this.

 "facilitate" seems more appropriate than "regulate"
> - dig further on  ressources certification and see how it can be used to
> regulate the second market.
> Can you clarify this point?

The second market will bring  and amplify some issues issues like :

-Integrity of the ressources transfer

-Ressources "sold" multiple times 

-Hijacking of IP addresses

-Transfer of title on ressources 


which will  affect  "THE UNIQUENESS of IP  adresses" which is critical for the 

Resource certification if  DEPLOYED and UTILIZED, can be extended to help  
with integrity of transferred resources, Transfer of ownership and 
Exclusivity of transfers, ..........

Ps: I suggest that those who did not attend the BoF read the related documents 
listed at the end of the report.

hope this helps,


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