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[IOZ] [AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Fwd: AfriNIC position on the future of IP number resources

Alan Levin alan at
Wed Aug 8 07:56:20 UTC 2007

Hi Adiel,

On 06 Aug 2007, at 9:19 AM, Adiel A. Akplogan wrote:
> The pricing issue is something that the Board is looking into.

Excellent, many thanks for confirming this.

> But is not a simple issue, when one makes comparison with other RIRs,
> it will be important to also take in consideration other factors. How
> long it took them to drop their fees to the level they are today?

As I understand, the fees of the RIRs are all *much* higher today  
than they were in the past (in general).

I submit a request for the board to consider my proposal for special  
pricing of IPv6 PI allocations for community networks. For example  
the WUGs ( operate entirely on voluntary  
contributions, and they are very useful breeding grounds for  
networking skills. It would be wonderful if AfriNIC could do a  
special offer for this small group of expert users so as to enable  
them to properly number their networks without NATted, NATted, NATs  
(in some cases only NATted NATs).  These networks are not members of  
AfriNIC and without a special offer they will most probably not be  
able to become members, so this will not erode any income. I propose  
that AfriNIC do this as a sponsored service for all African community  
networks and consider it as a marketing and skills development cost,  
it will certainly cost no more than a single training workshop in one  
country. Alternatively, I am certain that AfriNIC can leverage its  
resources to obtain sponsorships for these networks.



>> On 03 Aug 2007, at 10:16 AM, Adiel A. Akplogan wrote:
>>>    Hello all,
>>>    AfriNIC calls its members for action to implement Ipv6-ready
>>>    Infrastructure as from now.
>>>    The message bellow was sent to all its members this week along
>>>    with the position paper available at:
>>>    [1]
>>>    Regards.
>>>    - a.
>>>      Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:13:29 +0400
>>>      To: members-contact at
>>>      From: "Adiel A. Akplogan" <ceo at>
>>>      Subject: AfriNIC position on the future of IP number resources
>>>      Dear Members,
>>>      After considering the situation of the IPv4 central pool
>>> exhaustion
>>>      and the analysis paper published by AfriNIC staff in April
>>> 2007 [1],
>>>      The AfriNIC Board approved in its last meeting an action plan
>>> for
>>>      the staff to intensify its awareness campaign on the issue and
>>>      advise
>>>      network operators in the region to make their network
>>> infrastructure
>>>      IPv6 ready as soon as possible.
>>>      Resolution [#200707.01]:
>>>           "Noting the imminent exhaustion of the IPv4 address  
>>> central
>>>           pool,
>>>           the AfriNIC Board resolves that efforts to draw the  
>>> public's
>>>           attention to the problem and potential solutions such  as
>>> IPv6
>>>           be
>>>           intensified, and instructs the staff to take  appropriate
>>> action
>>>           in this regard"
>>>      In line with this resolution, we have released the attached
>>> message
>>>      to
>>>      draw your attention to the situation. This direct
>>> communication will
>>>      be
>>>      followed by different other measures/activities to continue to
>>>      promote
>>>      the adoption of IPv6 in the Africa region. Among other
>>> activities,
>>>      AfriNIC will have a press conference to reach out to a larger
>>>      audience
>>>      including the media and intensify its IPv6 training activity
>>> across
>>>      the
>>>      continent.
>>>      We will also soon launch a specific area on our web site
>>> dedicated
>>>      to
>>>      IPv6, from where policy, training materials, papers and other
>>> useful
>>>      information related to IPv6 will be available.
>>>      Do not hesitate to contact our team, should you have any  
>>> further
>>>      questions
>>>      or need more clarification.
>>>      Sincerely,
>>>      [1] [2]
>>> References
>>>    1.
>>>    2.
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