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[AfriNIC-rpd] AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-04 Softlanding Policy Proposal

Alan Barrett apb at
Mon May 30 16:18:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, 30 May 2011, Andrew Alston wrote:
> I once again object to this policy on the grounds of clause 3.8 
> second paragraph as below.
> AfriNIC resources are for the AfriNIC geographical region. 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.

Without any hats:

I am in favour of that clause.

The "10%" and "in support of connectivity back to the AfriNIC 
region" is intended to allow an African company to have a few 
routers and related infrastructure at international exchange 

If an African ISP wants have customers outside the AfriNIC region, 
there's nothing wrong with that, but they should use address space 
that does not come from AfriNIC.  (Alternatively, because older 
AfriNIC policy "forgot" to require the addresses to be used in 
Africa, they can use older AfriNIC addresses that are not subject 
to this proposed policy.)

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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