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[AfriNIC-rpd] Updated Version of the "IPv4 Soft Landing Policy" now Available Online

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Feb 21 21:22:30 UTC 2011

On Feb 21, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Jackson Muthili wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>>>> AfriNIC resources are for the AfriNIC geographical region. For each
>>>> allocation or assignment made during the Exhaustion Phase, no more than
>>>> 10% of these resources may be used outside of the AfriNIC region, and
>>>> any use outside the AfriNIC region shall be solely in support of
>>>> connectivity back to the AfriNIC region.
>>> How is this measured? What counts as 'outside'?
>> AfriNIC has a clearly defined geographical service region. If an address is
>> assigned to a device physically outside of that defined region, then, the
>> address is being used outside of the region. This does not seem like
>> rocket science to me.
> What happens to african ISPs having customers outside the service
> region, if those customers can consume more than 10% of the ISP
> allocation?

They probably should seek addresses for those customers from an
out-of-region RIR? This is permitted by all of the RIRs, I believe.


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