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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal Summary - Value of N for Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Wed May 7 17:37:23 UTC 2008

Dear Members,

Below please find a summary of the discussions we've had so far  
regarding the above policy. As per the AfriNIC policy development  
process, a draft policy proposal should gather consensus on the  
Resource Policy Discussion mailing list before being presented for  
discussion at an AfriNIC Public meeting.

For this policy to be presented during the Public meeting in Rabat,  
Morocco, we need a final round of comments on whether or not you  
support the policy and why.

Kindly send in your input on or before Thursday the 21st of May 2008.


Proposal Date: 07 July 2007
Date posted on RPD List: 09 July 2007
Scope: Global Policy
Policy Proposal: Attached

The policy proposal outlines a process through which IANA shall  
distribute the remaining IPv4 address pool to the 5 RIR's.

During the AfriNIC-7 public policy meeting in Durban South Africa,  
the values of N=1 or N=2 received equal votes and thus that section  
of the policy was referred back to the mailing list for further  
discussion due to lack of consensus (the rest of the policy was  
accepted by the community).

There were a few comments regarding this policy. Two members favored  
a value of N=2 whereas one member favored a value of N=1. One member  
didn't come out clearly on what value they favored. It, being a  
global policy, the challenge here is to come up with a fair value of  
N that will be acceptable to all RIR's.

Let's hear more from the community. Thereafter, we can discuss this  
further during the AfriNIC-8 public meeting in Rabat.

Kind Regards,

Vincent Ngundi
Interim AfriNIC PDP-MG Co-chair

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