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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Softlanding Proposal Update
aa at tenet.ac.za
Fri Nov 27 18:01:57 UTC 2009
Personally I'm extremely opposed to this entire clause for the following
An African company that expands into European/American/Asian space now
needs another allocation, from another RIR, which:
a.) causes more deaggregation and more routes in an already congested
b.) wastes space because of multiple allocations and less efficient use
c.) forces the African company to form relationships with RIR's outside
of their primary base of operations
The RIR's job as far as I am concerned is to allocate resources to
companies who have their primary presence in the RIR's designated
geographic region. It is NOT to police where that IP space is used by
the company that it allocates it to.
It's a little like selling someone a car and telling them they may never
drive it across the border...
Just my 2c
From: rpd-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:rpd-bounces at afrinic.net] On Behalf
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 5:28 PM
To: mje at posix.co.za; AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Softlanding Proposal Update
At 05:23 AM 11/27/2009, Mark Elkins wrote:
>IPv4 Softlanding Proposal:
>Last paragraph on last page.....
>"None of these resources can be used outside of the African region"
>Would prefer this to read "No more than 10% of these resources can be
>used outside of the African region - and only then to connect back to
>resources within the African region".
No more than 10% of these resources can be used outside of the
I don't think that we need to specify the "connect back". It's fine
if you want to keep that in.
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