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

ademola at ademola at
Fri Nov 27 08:46:13 UTC 2009


Are there any real benefits in providing cost exemption for a so called non-profit network? If there are then the exemption should hold otherwise it should be struck off.

May be we could look at a few scenarios. A region at war being serviced by NGO. Should their IPv6 allocation fee be exempted? Or a church with record attendance?

Answering the question could help in making informed decisions?

Ademola Osindero 

------Original Message------
From: Andrew Alston
Sender: rpd-bounces at
To: Graham Beneke
To: rpd at
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] IPv6 Allocations for Non-Profit Networks
Sent: 27 Nov 2009 08:09

Hi Graham,

I'm not sure I agree with this definition.  There are plenty of registered
non-profit organizations that have full staff compliments and are
financially supported through their operations without making any profit
whatsoever.  (And as registered non-profit organizations with tax exemption
as a result the networks they run are also non-profit)

These organizations can also be fairly geographically disperse and their
staff members may well be fully paid employees.  However, the network is
still a non-profit network.

Just my thoughts


On 2009/11/26 1:44 PM, "Graham Beneke" <graham-ml at> wrote:

> I would like to propose the following criteria for qualification as a
> non-profit network relating to the above policy proposal.
> ---------------------------
> A non-profit network is a network organized and operated by a volunteer
> group. This group must be operating as or under the fiscal support of a
> non-profit organization for the purpose of providing free or low cost
> services to a local community. The organization must be able to certify
> to AfriNIC that it's network staff are 100% volunteer. AfriNIC may at
> its own discretion request additional documentation from applicants
> detailing their non-profit status under local legal frameworks.
> ---------------------------
> Feedback would be appreciated so that we can have a constructive
> discussions during tomorrows policy session in Dakar.
> At 01:08 03-09-2009, Graham Beneke wrote:
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>> 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.
>> ------------------------------------------------------

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