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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal: End user classification for Universities

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Thu Jun 28 16:16:08 UTC 2012

Hi James,

And I am open to hearing the justification as to why a university requiring
a large assignment is an LIR, infact I would request that AfriNIC explains
that to this list, when the university has stated it will not onward assign
to any external entity and stated it very emphatically


On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM, James Blessing <jblessing at> wrote:

> On 28 June 2012 16:50, Andrew Alston <alston.networks at> wrote:
> >> This seems to imply that Universities would be automatically classed
> >> as end users and expect to prove they are LIRs with extra
> >> documentation, or I am I misreading it?
> >>
> > You would assume so, but apparently that is not the case.  I am not sure
> I
> > totally understand it either.  There seems to be a lot of confusion
> around
> > this issue, and that was another reason for writing the policy, it
> clarifies
> > it and makes sure that in future the policy is clear, precise and there
> can
> > be no misunderstandings
> So what is needed is an explanation from Afrinic staff as to why they
> appear to not be following policy in this case. It appears to me that
> the existing policy seems clear enough in its assumption that
> Universities (and other academic organizations) are End User and not
> LIRs and if anything the burden of proof for becomming a LIR is on the
> University (I assume to help prevent revenue loss from Academic
> institution becoming LIRs at discount rates and providing services to
> unconnected 3rd parties)
> J
> --
> James Blessing
> +44 7989 039 476
> Strategic Relations Manager, EMEA
> Limelight Networks
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