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

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon May 30 16:34:45 UTC 2011

On May 30, 2011, at 5:09 AM, Andrew Alston wrote:

> Hi McTim,
> If need be I will dredge through the emails going back to January this year
> and pull out a complete list of people who have had objections with the 10%
> clause. 

Shouldn't be too hard... About 5 or 6 IIRC.

> There have been NUMEROUS people who have echoed this sentiment on this list,
> both for the reasons that it limits expansion of African companies and
> because the clause is completely unenforceable.

There have been a few people who have echoed that particular sentiment.
I think 2 or 3.

> Please let me know if you'd like my summary of responses to the list going
> all the way back to when this discussion first really took off heavily on
> the list (which I believe was during the same way as the APAN meeting in
> Hong Kong, so I can isolate the start of the heavy discussion fairly easily)

No, this policy discussion goes back somewhat farther than that. I believe it
goes back to at least some time prior to the Kigali AfriNIC meeting.


> Thanks
> Andrew
> On 2011/05/30 1:31 PM, "McTim" <dogwallah at> wrote:
>> Hi andrew,
>> Do you generally agree that "AfriNIC resources are for the AfriNIC
>> geographical region"?
>> If so, do you have some text to ensure this?
>> If not, then I think that you are at odds with the general feelings of
>> the community on this.
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