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

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Thu Jun 28 17:57:14 UTC 2012

Hi Ernest,

That is not actually totally accurate.  We had an email today stating that
the institution would be classified as an LIR from your RS department.

With regards to the schools, we clarified that issue.



On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM, Ernest - (AfriNIC) <ernest at>wrote:

> Andrew Alston wrote thus on 6/28/12 7:16 PM:
> > 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
> AFRINIC has not yet given an official position/response to Andrew on
> this issue, as his request is still under evaluation as we study the
> information he has so far provided.
> To note:
> 1. In the past, we have had instances where some universities
> requested space to service their colleges or schools, and the same
> universities insisted they be given allocations, to sub-allocate to
> those schools so they manage their space as appropriate. While
> handling Andrew's request, we tried to establish if this is the
> case. He unfortunately took it that a decision was made already,
> which was not the case.
> 2. Andrew indicated that the University provides connectivity
> services to a third party academic institution, and will also assign
> it space from the requested allocation. When we mentioned that this
> would necessitate LIR membership, Andrew said the University would
> instead plan to meet the addressing needs of this institution from a
> legacy prefix that he's planning to transfer to the university, and
> not the requested allocation.
> AFRINIC, based on this information, plans to get back to Andrew with
> our final position as far as this request is concerned.
> Regards,
> Ernest.
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