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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion now online

Mark Elkins mje at
Fri Nov 26 08:44:35 UTC 2010

My e-mail was posted during the heat of the discussions. My bad timing.

I'm still unhappy that the Policy that appeared to reach consensus was
effectively ham-strung by the policy process itself.
(The three hands raised in opposition were with regards to the Process
rather than the Policy under discussion - despite the PDP Chair asking
 I believe there may be room for the PDP Co-Chairs to use some
discretionary powers to prevent this type of thing (PDP Policy

For example - in this case:
a) There had been a similar proposal that had been passed but is now
b) The proposal had been discussed - then the author made changes but
without significant substantive changes... 

I thus feel that the PDP chairs should have had the flexibility and
authority to allow this proposal to pass through the chain of policy
development processes... that is - have the current proposal on the
Website - perhaps with a "diff" of changes.

I'm also glad that the PDP includes an Emergency Process in case we get
really stuck - just don't like the idea that we may have created a
potential emergency situation. Time will tell.

On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 08:46 +0300, McTim wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Mark Elkins <mje at> wrote:
> > I support the policy. I understand that some of our procedures have not
> > been adhered to...
> On the contrary, we are adhering to our (new) procedures, which is the
> reason to delay.
> >but see no reason to delay or scuttle the process.
> I think that following our processes is paramount, delay won't
> (probably) mean anything in the larger scheme, as even if we wait
> until the next PPM, we will not be the last region to accept this
> proposal (and if we are, then there is an emergency procedure that can
> be followed).

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