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

Mark Elkins mje at
Wed Feb 22 07:08:58 UTC 2012


I'll certainly support you in a gentle re-write of the PDP process so
that Global Policy which we have locally accepted - on not reaching
world-wide adoption, can be locally discarded as well. Perhaps to
approve the discarding of such a policy - it should be announced what is
happening at the PDP session at one of our bi-annual face to face
"The Global Policy X-123 on Widgets, which this region accepted at
meeting dated sometime, has been globally unaccepted/discarded thus
needs to be withdrawn locally...." - no vote - just announced.

In reality - most policies for global adoption that get to AfriNIC:-
    1 - often never originated with us
    2 - are pointless unless globally accepted.

If it can fly just locally and the author is present - maybe they can
instead send though a re-write - to keep the policy floating.
On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 09:03 +0300, Douglas Onyango wrote:
> Badru,
> On 21 February 2012 21:49, Badru Ntege <ntegeb at> wrote:
> > Could it be that if it is not accepted in all regions it ceases to be a
> > global policy and reverts to a regional policy.
> >From the ASO MoU, a global policy is defined as
> "..Internet number resource policies that have the agreement of all
> RIRs according to their policy development processes and ICANN, and
> require specific actions or outcomes on the part of IANA or any other
> external ICANN-related body in order to be implemented."
> Based on this, it is unlikely that a policy that ceases to be global
> can make sense or even be enforced at a regional level. This is the
> reason I feel, it should lose the status of "approved".
> > Or do we need a policy to handle this situation ??
> My feeling is that we do need a policy to handle this, albeit, a
> modification to the current PDP should be sufficient
> > maybe the policy should return to the PDP for review
> I don't mind this......but our current PDP doesn't seem to have
> provisions for returning a policy for review after it passes the
> approval stage.........Possibly another adjustment we might want to
> make ?? :-)
> Regards,

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