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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Out of region sales of IPv4 space

McTim dogwallah at
Thu Feb 10 12:07:36 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at> wrote:
> - Your Policy alludes to selling of IP can only sale what you own. AfriNIC is a custodian of Address space - don't see how they can do this.


> - Most of the Global policies being developed around this issue point in the direction of asking RIR's to return space to the IANA pool. If an RIR is allowed to monetize it's resources, other RIR's would definitely follow suit and this initiative which is for the common good will fail.

they might.....

> - Your summary alludes to disregarding the will of the AfriNIC community, i can't find a nice way to say this, but it is not possible. Address space is managed by policies made by the community - Their will must be respected - or it will cease to be Open, Transparent, Bottom it.
> - The current Softlanding Policy prevents address space from being given to non- AfriNIC organizations, you policy doesn't mention or provide a way to work around this policy - so in adopting this policy we shall be breaking another.


> I do not support this policy.

Neither do I.  I think the SL policy is a nice balance between
encouraging v6 while keeping v4 around for a while.  I don't buy the
notion that v4 is finished and we should just get on with v6.  We MUST
get on with v6, but keep v4 in reserve for a time.


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

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