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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv6 Allocations to Non-Profit Networks

Graham Beneke graham-ml at
Thu Sep 3 08:08:06 UTC 2009

The last time that this policy was being discussed we did not seem to be 
able to reach consensus on how to define the 'Non-Profit Networks'.

The following definition from a parallel policy proposal in the ARIN 
region has been proposed:

A community network is any network organized and operated by a volunteer 
group operating as or under the fiscal support of a non-profit 
organization or university for the purpose of providing free or low-cost 
connectivity to the residents of their local service area. To be treated 
as a community network under ARIN policy, the applicant must certify to 
ARIN that the community network staff is 100% volunteers.

This seems like a fairly solid definition. There may be a case to reduce 
the volunteer staffing requirement down to 80-90% but I would support 
the 100% volunteer staffing requirement.

A previous version of the ARIN policy also had a annual budget limit but 
this is most likely not desirable.

Your comments and feedback on this definition would be appreciated.

Graham Beneke
Apolix Internet Services
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