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

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Wed May 18 20:38:21 UTC 2011

Hi Mark,
At 11:05 13-05-2011, Mark Elkins wrote:
>I really want to see this go through to Board Approval ASAP.

The proposal still has to gain consensus.  The discussion seems to be 
about what is in the interest of the Africa versus what is in the 
interest of companies incorporated in the AfriNIC service 
region.  IPv4 allocation statistics show consumption per user as follows:

            IPv4 address per user
  U.S.A          4.90
  Finland        1.81
  U.K.           1.34
  France         1.24
  Germany        1.12
  Mauritius      0.42
  South Africa   0.40
  Tunisia        0.26
  China          0.25
  Brazil         0.22
  Egypt          0.08
  Tanzania       0.006

AfriNIC has roughly enough IPv4 addresses for Egypt to have one IPv4 
address per person.  Over half of that IPv4 address pool would be 
needed if each person in Tanzania were to have one IPv4 
address.  France currently has 80 million IPv4 addresses allocated to 
it.  That's around four times the amount of IPv4 addresses allocated 
to South Africa.

According to unconfirmed reports, the trading price might be US$10 
per IPv4 address.  The LIR annual fee for a (IPv4) /8 in the ARIN 
region is US$18,000, US$40,000 in the LACNIC region and US$38,400 in 
the AfriNIC region.  For end-users, the annual fee is US$18,000 in 
the ARIN region, US$600 in the LACNIC region and US$200 in the 
AfriNIC region (/14 maximum assignment).

S. Moonesamy 

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