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[AfriNIC-rpd] Last Call: IPv4 Soft Landing Policy - AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-03

Hannigan, Martin marty at
Fri May 13 19:03:12 UTC 2011

On 5/13/11 1:36 PM, "Andrew Alston" <aa at> wrote:

> I object to the policy in its current form for reasons stated in other
> posts, but to clarify:
> I object to the /27 minimum allocation size in section 3.5.2 and I
> believe it should be a /24
> I strongly and vehemently oppose the second paragraph in section 3.8
> which limits use of AfriNIC space outside of the region to 10%, and in
> turn creates an unenforceable, unrealistic clause which disadvantages
> African operators looking to expand into the international arena.
> Thanks
> Andrew

I'm afraid that I have to agree. I would like to join in an oppose this
proposal for the same reasons. I do agree that it's effectively
unenforceable with other undesirable effects, IMHO. I can understand the
concern, but there are likely better ways to insure that v4 addresses are
serving the Afrinic community in the most beneficial way.

Thanks to all for work on this proposal.



>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On
>> Behalf Of sm+afrinic at
>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 4:31 PM
>> To: rpd at
>> Cc: Alan Barrett
>> Subject: [AfriNIC-rpd] Last Call: IPv4 Soft Landing Policy - AFPUB-
>> 2010-v4-005-draft-03
>> During the AfriNIC-13 Public Policy Meeting, the "IPv4 Soft Landing
>> Policy" (AFPUB-2010-v4-005) was discussed.  There was consensus on
>> progressing the "IPv4 Soft Landing Policy" to Last Call, subject to
>> the following changes or clarifications being made:
>>        * Policies under the exhaustion phase apply equally to all IPv4
>>          address space available to AfriNIC during this phase,
>> regardless
>>          of whether or not the address space is part of the "Final
> /8".
>>        * Change the names of the two sub-phases within the Exhaustion
>>          Phase (sections 6.1a and 6.1b) to "Exhaustion Phase 1" and
>>          "Exhaustion Phase 2".
>>        * Clarify that the maximum allocation size of /22 (section
> 6.1b)
>>          applies independently to each allocation.  There is no limit
>> to
>>          the number of times the same organisation may receive
>> allocations
>>          under this policy.
>> We would like to solicit comments for a final review of the "IPv4
>> Soft Landing Policy" proposal (AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-03).  Please
>> send substantive comments to rpd at by 27 May, 2011.
>> The full version of the proposal is available via
>> Alan Barrett and S. Moonesamy
>> Interim co-chairs, AfriNIC Policy Development Working Group
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