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

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Feb 23 20:22:36 UTC 2011

On Feb 23, 2011, at 10:54 AM, Jackson Muthili wrote:

> Owen,
> 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?
> Cheers
> Jack

They require that you have infrastructure _OR_ headquarters in region
in most cases, if I recall correctly.


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