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

Badru Ntege ntegeb at
Wed Feb 22 14:37:22 UTC 2012


On 22 Feb 2012, at 11:18, Nacer Adamou Saidou <adamou.nacer at> wrote:

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> Hi all,
> I really need to understand what problem we are trying to solve. For me,
> if a policy is approved ifrom the AfriNIC community, that means that
> that policy is the answer to an issue from the AfriNIC community, issue
> that may not appears the same way in other communities.
> So why do we want to treat differently globally approved policies from
> those approved only by our community? What added value can we expect
> from that?

Some time we approve a policy that originated as global policy and it serves a local need which had not been originally anticipated.  However as Douglas pointed out this policy remains a global policy with an expectation that other regions will approve the same.  The current situation is what happens if one region rejects the policy ?   If this happens, it looses the global classification, but in simple terms we do not seem to have a mechanism in place to handle this scenario.  

From your view if the policy serves a community purpose then it would be logical that it is resubmitted as a regional policy and voted on.  

We just need to agree what amendment is needed on the PDP. 



> Regards
> Le 21/02/2012 19:49, Badru Ntege a écrit :
>> 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.  
>> Or do we need a policy to handle this situation ??  
>> maybe the policy should return to the PDP for review 
>> how is this handled in other regions ?? 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf
>>> Of McTim
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:22 PM
>>> To: Douglas Onyango
>>> Cc: rpd at
>>> Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Call for policy proposals and/or issues on
>> AfriNIC
>>> PDP for AfriNIC-16
>>> 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.
>>> Thanks!
>>> --
>>> Cheers,
>>> McTim
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>>> indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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