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[AfriNIC-rpd] AfriNIC Board Ratifies AFPUB-2010-GEN-005 and AFPUB-2009-v4-002 Policy Proposals

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Fri Nov 12 17:54:04 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:58 PM, SM <sm at> wrote:

> At 07:36 12-11-10, Vincent Ngundi wrote:
>> Yes but it's not yet a _policy, it's still a _policy _proposal (global
>> policy proposal) untill it's ratified by the ICANN Board.
> It looks like we are discussing about two different things here.  There is
> the global policy proposal that is ratified by the ICANN Board and there is
> the proposal that is ratified in the AfriNIC region.  The question is
> whether the proposal is considered as a policy according to the AfriNIC PDP.

It's one and the same thing. There never are two different proposals as
you're intimating.

Only one proposal (global policy proposal-whose text must be the same) is
submitted in all 5 RIRs, which if adopted by all 5 RIRs and approved by the
ICANN Board becomes a global policy. The global policy is then implemented
by IANA or some external ICANN-related body.

The role of an RIR in the Global Policy Development Process is to approve or
reject a global policy proposal (once a common text has been agreed upon).
The ASO AC then takes over.

>  That's a different issue. Or what's your point?
> For what it is worth, there is an ICANN announcement mentioning that the
> proposal has been abandoned.  The proposal has been adopted by the five
> RIRs; three of them did it after the announcement.  The point is that it
> would be helpful to the AfriNIC community if they are made aware of the
> deliberations of their peers in the other regional policy forums about a
> global proposal.

I agree. The global policy proposal authors should have done this.


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