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[AfriNIC-rpd] Section 3.9.2 of AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 (was: Section 3.8 of AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02)

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Wed May 4 16:29:59 UTC 2011

Hi Andrew,

I changed the subject so that it is easier to track which section is 
being discussed.

At 13:28 03-05-2011, Andrew Alston wrote:
>I would like to see the following changes:

Thanks for suggesting the changes.

>In section 3.9.2 it is slightly more complex, but I would suggest
>wording as follows:
>When AfriNIC, can no longer meet any more requests for address space
>(from the Final /8 or from any other available address space), the Board
>may at its discretion and considering the demand and other factors at
>the time replenish the exhaustion pool with whatever address space (or
>part thereof) that may be available to AfriNIC by assignment from IANA,
>or from space willingly returned by members, at the time, in a manner
>that is in the best interest of the community.
>The modifications here might look pretty simple, but they are a very
>basic attempt to avoid the situation where there are potential attempts
>to make grabs at legacy space, since the space would have to be
>WILLINGLY returned.  The potential IANA allocations could be made
>possible under the proposals currently under discussion regarding
>distribution of space returned to the global pool.
>It's not perfect wording though, and I'd be curious to hear if anyone
>has an improvement on this wording.

I see that your concern is IPv4 legacy space.  This is a delicate 
subject and it should be part of another proposal instead of 

If there are any objections to this, please post them to the RPD mailing list.

S. Moonesamy
Interim co-chair, AfriNIC Policy Development Working Group

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