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[AfriNIC-rpd] RE:AFPUB-2011-v4-003-draft-02 - Limited Out of RegionAllocation of IPv4 Resources - of Legacy Space

McTim dogwallah at
Mon May 9 12:02:46 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Andrew Alston <aa at> wrote:

> I would be opposed to any policy that placed any restrictions on true
> legacy space (that space that was assigned prior to the existence of RIR’s).
> I am not at all convinced that such a policy could actually be legally
> enforced anyway, since the space was allocated outside of the auspicious of
> the RIR structures

Wasa it? Aren't the RIRs "agents" or "designees" of IANA who gavve the
allocated originally?

Weren't legacy recipients supposed to return the space if they no longer had
a need for it?  I think your org set a precedent on this by returning most
of your legacy space to the RIR, no?


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