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[AfriNIC-rpd] end-site assignment policy

Ernest - (AfriNIC) ernest at
Mon Sep 10 15:00:52 UTC 2007

hi Colin,

Colin Alston wrote thus on 10/09/2007 13:25:
> Hi all
> I've decided to move this to RPD because I think it does have some 
> relevance here (shoot me down if I'm wrong).
> I noted on the IPv6 discussion list that per the IPv6 LIR allocation 
> policy an LIR must "plan" to provide end-sites with IPv6 assignments 
> within 12 months of receiving their allocation.
> Two cases I'm looking at in particular is Internet Solutions 
> (2001:4280::/32 allocated on 2006-09-13) and MTN-NS (2001:4260::/32 
> allocated on 2006-06-06). Both these spaces (and there are others, but
> these interest me most because they are our upstreams - yes I'm
> selfish ;)) have not even been announced in the GRT for 12 months
> since they were allocated. Now according to policy as I'm reading it
> IS has 3 days to provision IPv6 to an end-site or be in breach of the
> agreement, the latter has long since passed that mark.

We have been actively in touch with those organisations whose allocations
are not yet announced (after 12 months) numerous times, reminding them
about being in breach of the policy.

In most cases, we have received acceptable explanation from them about
the cause of the deployment delay, with commitment to deploy/announce the
allocation at some time in the near future (usually, 1 - 3 months).

> Is there some wording I've missed? Is this clause enforceable?

Yes, the clause is enforceable. Please see clauses 6, 7 and 13 of the
Registration Services Agreement (RSA) below:

> Can "plan" be defined for me?

Not straight forward to define - but will give an example: If ISP A is
going to assign a /48 to each of his/her current 50 leased-line
customers, this sounds like an acceptable plan to us.

We will ordinarily ask for proper justification (in form of documented
proof or otherwise), and allocate if the plan is satisfactorily justified.


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