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

Frank Habicht geier at
Wed Feb 23 13:40:31 UTC 2011

On 2/22/2011 8:02 PM, Mark Elkins wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-02-22 at 07:24 -0800, Douglas Onyango wrote:
>> Andrew, You raise a valid point here and i am compelled to agree. The
>>  thing is that this clause was raised in the spirit of preventing the
>>  black market situation for IPv4 which i believe you have heard/read
>>  about countless times.
>> In light of your compelled evidence, i think this zero's down to a
>>  lesser evil. Now, bringing McTim's argument that Not that many African
>>  Multinationals will be moving into EU et al and given that the few
>>  that do so have the option of acquiring address space from the regions
>>  they belong to, i am for keeping this clause.
> At this stage of the end game - we are only giving out quite small
> blocks of IP addresses - probably very unsuitable for expansion out of
> Africa - so have difficulty agreeing with Andrew on this one. If MTN
> (choosing someone who is "conquering" Africa - and thus a suitable
> example) wants to go after Europe - then they *should* first be asking
> RIPE for IPv4 space. However MTN probably has enough address space
> already so they could probably move enough themselves from say South
> Africa to Europe - and I dare say the same holds true for any other
> African Multinational.

to both Douglas and Mark ( & McTim )


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