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[AfriNIC-rpd] Section 3.8 of AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 - IPv4 Soft Landing

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Sat May 21 07:09:11 UTC 2011

This was a Consensus call on the following sentence in Section 3.8 of 
AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 (IPv4 Soft Landing proposal):

   "For each allocation or assignment made during the Exhaustion Phase,
    no more than 10% of these resources may be used outside of the
    AfriNIC region, and any use outside the AfriNIC region shall be
    solely in support of connectivity back to the AfriNIC region."

This is a rough summary of the discussion:

5 May 2011 - James Blessing objected on the grounds that it is 
unenforceable but also a hinderance to African networks looking to 
expand into other regions.

5 May 2011 - Andrew Alston is opposed to the sentence.

5 May 2011 - Graham Beneke is opposed to the sentence.

5 May 2011 - Dr Paulos Nyirenda opposed the consensus call.

5 May 2011 - Maye diop supports the sentence.

5 May 2011 - Mark Elkins supports the sentence.

5 May 2011 - Owen DeLong supports the sentence.

5 May 2011 - Douglas Onyango is the author of the proposal.

6 May 2011 - JP Viljoen opposed the sentence and mentioned that 
artificially limiting the potential use by entities (and thereby 
effectively limiting any use whatsoever) on in this in a non-AfriNIC 
region seems like a very bad move.  One reason provided was "Your 
biggest customer wants to branch into a European office and requires 
a /24 there, but since your total allocation is a /22, it exceeds the 
10% mark".

6 May 2011 - Frank Habicht would like the sentence to stay in.

6 May 2011 - McTim would like the sentence to stay in.

6 May 2011 - J Walubengo "asked whether the current IPv4 allocation 
policy have this suddenly contentious 10% rule".

6 May 2011 - David Conrad asked about the role of a "Regional 
Internet REGISTRY".

6 May 2011 - Daniam Henriques is opposed.

6 May 2011 - Simon Balthazar would like the sentence to remain.

7 May 2011 - Komlan Togbedji mentioned that it is "normal that Africa 
public IP address could be used outside Africa when african 
organisations or companies expand to other areas".

All the comments provided will be taken into account for the Last 
Call on AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-03.  I would like to remind authors 
that they can contact AfriNIC for administrative support and 
assistance in drafting their proposals.

S. Moonesamy
Interim co-chair

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