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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Fiona Asonga tespok at
Wed May 30 07:44:06 UTC 2012

Hallo All,

This has definitely been one long and emotional thread. 

Thanks Adiel for your timely and appropriate interventions. With all said and done I believe every experience is a learning point from which we should be able to improve on our internal process and procedures. I can summarize the entire discussion into the following:
1. We need to develop or clarify a lobbying procedure that enables candidates to solicit vote especially via email
2. We need to clarify the proxy policy and confirm that that the signature and date need be in the issuers own hand
3. We need to be clear on how the e-voting system is to be handled

As a community, I think we can develop some proposals around these three areas and discuss each as a separate proposal extensively so as to generate suitable results.

my 2 cents


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Adiel Akplogan" <adiel at>
To: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>
Cc: "AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List" <rpd at>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:08:42 PM
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

On 2012-05-24, at 01:15 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:

>>> 10.34 No proxy shall be effective in relation to a General Meeting unless a
>>> copy of the notice of appointment is produced before the start of the
>>> General Meeting. Any power of attorney or other authority under which the
>>> proxy is signed or a notarially certified copy shall also be produced.
>>> 10.35 A proxy form shall be sent with each notice sent to a Member.
>>> 10.36 The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand
>>> of the appointer or of his agent duly authorised in writing or in the case
>>> of a corporation under the hand of an officer or of an agent duly
>>> authorised.
>> Also this one. All proxy to be manually hand written.
> Given the form and the fact that the same law requires each notice to include a "proxy form", I suspect that, at most, the areas of the form below shown as blanks would be required to be in the hand of the person issuing the proxy in order to qualify. A more liberal interpretation of the law could, in fact, even accept that only the signature and date need be in the issuers own hand. I am not sure which interpretation applies, but, it seems to me that 10.35 provide clear contextual limitation to the amount of the instrument which must be hand written.

The liberal interpretation is what we have used so far. I have cross checked this with our legal counsel during AFRINIC16 and he confirmed that it should be that way.


- a.

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