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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Return of Policy Proposal RPD Mailinglist: Abuse Contact Information in the AfriNIC Service Region

Tobias Knecht tk at
Wed Jul 7 07:52:23 UTC 2010


>> What I do not understand is, that RIRs are not able to punish their
>> members for being bad, but we all are able to punish the ones that want
>> to be good by doing nothing for them.
> Some of the participants are also members of AfrINIC.  Do you believe
> that the proposal will gain consensus if it is about punishing them?  A
> proposal requires the support of the community for it to become policy
> irrespective of how good the proposal is.

I said RIRs are not able to punish, I did not say we or the community
are not able to punish. This proposal shall not be a punishment.
Absolutely not, even though some people here fell like it is.

What happens if a RIR member is not paying his bills? He probably looses
his allocations. Right?

What happens if a RIR member is publishing wrong information? Nothing?

I absolutely understand the bottom-up thinking, but I think in some
cases it would be good if RIRs would be able to force things. And even
by publishing a list of unresponsive members to give the ability of
punishment back to the community.

So lease do not get me wrong, not the proposal it self shall punish anybody.



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