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

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Wed Feb 23 18:54:13 UTC 2011


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> 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.

Only when the ISP has legal presence in that RIR region of service.
Dont all RIRs restrict resource provision to their service region?


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