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

David Conrad drc at
Thu Feb 24 21:40:09 UTC 2011


On Feb 24, 2011, at 4:17 AM, McTim wrote:
> I see this part of the policy as an anti-colonial bulwark protecting
> African resources against plunder by well heeled corporates from the
> other regions.  

I understand the good intentions, but how is this going to work exactly? As Owen has stated, "all policies depend almost entirely on the cooperative compliance of the community."  The "community" is largely made up of businesses that want to continue to serve customers/grow/make money/etc.  Policies that constrain those businesses from continuing to serve customers/grow/make money/etc. are likely to stress cooperative compliance. What I believe Andrew is suggesting is that the policy being discussed will set up a situation in which AfriNIC, cast as a regulator as opposed to a coordinator, will be at odds with (increasingly desperate) members of the community with vastly more resources than what AfriNIC can bring to bear.  I don't see how this scenario ends well.


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