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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Development in the AfriNIC Service Region Proposal (AFPUB-2009-GEN-001)

Borg Knight virtual.borg at
Mon Jan 18 14:00:47 UTC 2010

Hello people,
    I came across this proposal on the Afrinic website ( and here is an


> Incentive:

The objective of this proposal is to create a policy development process in
the AfriNIC service region based on three principles: openness, transparency
and fairness.

The procedures described in this document are designed to be fair, open and
objective and are intended to:

(i) provide ample opportunity for participation and comment by all
interested parties;

(ii) establish widespread community consensus.

These procedures adopt generally accepted practices and provide the
flexibility to adapt to a variety of circumstances that can occur in a


My questions are:
1. Isn't there already a policy development process at Afrinic? ( And according
to the Afrinic factsheets, it is also based on the same principles.
2. In that case shouldn't the proposal be an amendment to correct any
weaknesses in the existing policy?
3. Could the author clarify the difference between PDWG and the exisint
PDP-MG? as well as bw PDML and rpd? Frankly these don't make any sense....
giving a dog a new name makes it better?


The Dark Knight of the Borg
"Common sense tells us the world is flat"
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