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[AfriNIC-rpd] Call for policy proposals and/or issues on AfriNIC PDP for AfriNIC-16

McTim dogwallah at
Tue Feb 21 15:22:21 UTC 2012

Hi Douglas,

On 2/21/12, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at> wrote:
> Paulos et al,
> I think there is a unique issue with the way our current PDP treats
> global policies after they get "approved" in our region and fail in
> other regions.
> ( is a prime example
> of what I am talking about. This Policy is marked "abandoned" on the
> ASO website (, but continues to
> have the status of "Approved" on the AfriNIC website.

Probably because we approved it?  ;-)

> I think that we should find away of resting these Global policies in a
> way that conforms to the Global PDP
> A sample solution could be for the policy's status to change to
> "Expired" or something else if the Global status of the policy move in
> the "rejected" or "abandoned" direction.

"something else" I think, as policy proposals expire if they are not approved.

So we need to find a word that means  "approved in region but not
globally accepted".

 I admit that word is not coming to mind immediately ;-/

> I haven't thought this through, but since you asked for suggestions
> and the like, I thought i would start this discussion.



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