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[AfriNIC-rpd] Revised? - AFPUB-2010-v4-002 IPv4 Softlanding Policy Proposal - Re: Conclusion of 15-day Last Call Period

McTim dogwallah at
Tue Nov 2 17:49:03 UTC 2010


I suggest that you make the Soft Landing proposal into several
"bite-sized" proposals.  I think that most of the individual bits and
pieces would have reached consensus by now if it was less complex.

For example, the "10% rule" seems to have a lot of support amongst
community members, so that could be a separate policy proposal in

BTW a related topic is the new Global Policy proposal that was
proposed recently in the ARIN region.  I'm not formally introducing it
in the AfriNIC region, just giving a heads up.  The text is below:

Policy Proposal 119: Globally Coordinated Transfer Policy

Proposal Originator: Chris Grundemann, Martin Hannigan, Jason Schiller

Proposal Version: 2.0

Date: 27 October 2010

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement: Any RIR's resource registrant may transfer IPv4
addresses to the resource registrant of another RIR as long as the two
RIRs agree and exercise Internet stewardship and the values expressed
in RFC2050.

Rationale: Since individual RIRs now allow transfers, it makes sense
to be able to transfer between regions as well.

Timetable for implementation: upon ratification of all five RIRs

Timetable for de-implementation: upon change to this policy text in any RIR

If we pass the 10% rule, that doesn't mean we can't pass this one as
well.  The above proposal would just mean that the other RIRs could do
inter RIR transfers, but AfriNIC IP blocks couldn't be transferred
because of the 10% rule.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 2:14 PM, Dr Paulos Nyirenda <paulos at> wrote:
> Douglas Onyango,
> Author: AFPUB-2010-v4-002,
> On behalf of the AfriNIC PDP-MG, I would like to find out if you can submit revised text
> for the polIcy proposal "AFPUB-2010-v4-002 IPv4 Softlanding Policy Proposal" so that the
> PDP-MG can prepare the draft for further discussion at the up coming AfriNIC-13 Public
> Policy Meeting of 24-25 November 2010.
> As you must be aware and as shown in the message of Wed, 14 Jul 2010 from the PDP-MG
> Chairs copied here below, your proposal attracted considerable objections on thr RDP list
> and hence needs revision to address the objections.
> We look forward to hearing from you soon.
> Regards,
> Paulos
> ====================
> Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
> NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Date sent:      Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:13:10 +0300
> From:   Vincent Ngundi <vincent at>
> To:     AfriNIC RPD MList <rpd at>
> Subject:        [AfriNIC-rpd] Conclusion of 15-day Last Call Period
> Keywords:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Following the conclusion of the 15-day last call period and in line with the AfriNIC
> Policy Development Process (PDP), the PDP-MG has, after considering the deliberations
> during the last call period, reached the following conclusions:
> 1. IPv4 Softlanding Policy Proposal
> There was considerable objection to this proposal and therefore the proposalwill nowgo
> back to the Resource Policy Discuss (RPD) mailing list for further deliberations and
> possible discussion at the next AfriNIC face-to-face meeting.
> Way Forward: The policy proposal author is therefore advised to incorporate any comments
> received during the last call and to resubmit the policy proposal to the RPD mailing list
> for further discussion.
> 2. Revised PDP for the AfriNIC Service Region Policy Proposal
> There weren't any objections on this proposal and therefore the PDP-MG will be
> recommending that the AfriNIC Board ratifies this propoosal.
> Way Forward: The PDP-MG will prepare a report to the AfriNIC Board that will recommend
> that this proposal be ratified.
> Regards,
> Vincent Ngundi
> Chair, AfriNIC PDP-MG
> ------- End of forwarded message -------
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