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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal Summary - Cooperative Distribution of the End of the IANA IPv4 Free Pool

McTim dogwallah at
Wed May 7 17:44:17 UTC 2008

Hi Vincent,

Clearly, this proposal has downsides for our community.  If we accept
this, then the last /8(s) given to AfriNIC by the IANA will be shared
by the other RIRs with higher burn rates (not likely that other RIRs
will be transferring address blocks to AfriNIC).

On that, selfish, basis alone, I oppose this policy proposal.  In
addition, the language isn't what I would expect to see in a global
numbering policy, words like "petty sibling rivalry", "bickering" and
"whimpering" don't show the numbering community in a dignified light.


$ whois -h mctim

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Vincent Ngundi <vincent at> wrote:
> 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.
>  #####Summary#######
>  Proposal Date: 30th October 2007
>  Date posted on RPD List: 31st October 2007
>  Scope: Global Policy
>  Policy Proposal: Attached
>  Summary:
>  The policy proposal outlines a process through which RIR's can share IPv4
> addresses after the exhaustion of the IPv4 IANA free pool.
>  There were a few comments regarding this policy. All the contributors
> supported the policy but agree that there's still a need for a policy to
> manage the remaining address space among the RIR's.
>  Let's hear more from the community.
>  ####################
>  Kind Regards,
>  Vincent Ngundi
>  Interim AfriNIC PDP-MG Co-chair
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