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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Proposal: Reclamation of allocated but unrouted IPv4 addresses.

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Thu Feb 10 07:43:24 UTC 2011


> I have a major problem with this.  Legacy allocations were issued before the
> RIR's were ever created, and were not bound by the policies that govern the
> current RIR's.  As such, while the RIR's do control such services as the
> whois, I believe it would be extremely problematic to attempt to force
> impose policies on the holders such space.  This has been the subject of
> much discussion recently on the nanog lists as well.

If the community decides to extend policy to apply to legacy members,
this would not be a problem anymore. They can be made to sign an
afrinic contract by a certain date, beyond which - their addresses can
be revoked. Unfortunately, this sounds stern but with the situation we
are soon facing, IPv4 will be on great great demand especially when
afrinic pool is depleted.


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