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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Softlanding Proposal Update

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at
Sat Nov 28 17:09:54 UTC 2009

Hello Gents,
Thanks for the contributions.

May i point out that an earlier version of this document had the 10% that you now propose, the caveat was the fact that corporations could  match into the continent and signup for addresses only to repatriate them to other regions, hence the 100% usage within the service region (as in current proposal).

The current 10% proposition brings this problem back to the table and if there is a different way of dealing with it or if you have plausible reason to believe "connect backs" should take priority over preservation of this very scarce resource, then be my guests.

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--- On Fri, 11/27/09, Andrew Alston <aa at> wrote:

From: Andrew Alston <aa at>
Subject: RE: [AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Softlanding Proposal Update
To: "SM" <sm at>, mje at, "AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List" <rpd at>
Date: Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:01 PM

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
routing table
b.) wastes space because of multiple allocations and less efficient use
of space
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


-----Original Message-----
From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 5:28 PM
To: mje at; 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".

I suggest:

   No more than 10% of these resources can be used outside of the 
AfriNIC region.

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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