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

Hannigan, Martin marty at
Thu Feb 10 15:02:58 UTC 2011

On 2/10/11 2:43 AM, "Jackson Muthili" <jacksonmuthi at> wrote:

> Andrew,
>> 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.


You think that Level(3), GE, Ford and Halliburton et. Al. are going to sign
an Afrinic membership agreement and put their resources under agreement or
allow their resources to be revoked by Afrinic, who had nothing to do with
their initial assignment? Can you give me some basis for this belief?



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