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[AfriNIC-rpd] How to propose a proposal

Mukom Akong T tamon at
Fri Feb 11 08:30:27 UTC 2011

Hello SM,

The specifics of How to Propose a Policy are at, last section under that title.


On 2/11/11 8:10 AM, sm+afrinic at wrote:
> Hello,
> The Implementation Analysis and Recommendations on the Policy 
> Development Process does not provide much guidance on how to propose a 
> proposal.  Based on two of the proposals that were submitted recently, 
> it seems like the policy web page does not provide adequate guidance 
> for authors and the template could be better.  I suggest the following:
>  (a) The author(s) of a proposal sends an email to 
> policy-submission at
>      to request a unique identifier for the proposal.
>  (b) Once the author receives the identifier, the proposal is posted 
> to the
>      RPD mailing list (rpd at in plain text format.
>  (c) After the proposal has been posted to the RPD mailing list, it is 
> published
>      on the AfriNIC web site.
> If the proposal updates an existing policy, "Updates:" can be used 
> instead of "Obsoletes:".  The affiliation should be included if it is 
> applicable; i.e. XYZ Ltd.  The first section provides an overview of 
> the proposal.  The Changes section is to help people follow what was 
> modified in the proposal.  It is not required as part of the template.
> A sample proposal could be as follows:
> Proposal:  AFPUB-2010-GEN-005
> Title:     Policy Development Process in the AfriNIC service region
> Author:    S. Moonesamy
>            XYZ Ltd.
>            sm+afrinic at
> Version:   2
> Date:      25 June, 2010
> Obsoletes: AFPUB-2008-GEN-001
> 1. Introduction
>    This document describes the AfriNIC Policy Development Process 
> (PDP).  The initial policy development process (AFPUB-2004-GEN-001) 
> used by AfriNIC was meant to be a transitional process.  This document 
> adds procedures to the policy development process.
> 2. Procedure for submitting a proposal
>    During the development of a policy, draft versions of the document 
> are made available for review and comment by publishing them on the 
> AfriNIC website and posting them to the Resource Policy Discussion 
> mailing list.
> Appendix A: Changes
>   Section 4 changed so that replacement of a Chair is done by Working 
> Group instead
>   of Board of Directors
>   Section 4 clarifies that Chair is selected by the AfriNIC community
>   Section 5.4 changed so that Board of Directors can only approve a 
> policy
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy
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