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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Draft Policy Proposal: No Reverse Unless Assigned ID: AFPUB-2012-DNS-001-DRAFT-01

McTim dogwallah at
Thu Nov 29 06:19:03 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM, SM <sm at> wrote:

> Hi McTim,
> At 09:28 26-11-2012, McTim wrote:
>> I would very much like to see an estimate of the amount of work this
>> would put on the Registration Services Team, and note that the PDWG
>> co-chair has asked for such an impact assessment.
> When did the PDWG co-chair ask for the assessment?
> The proposal mentions that:
>   "Assignments remain valid as long as the original criteria on which the
>    assignment was based are still in place and the assignment is registered
>    in the AfriNIC whois database.  An assignment is therefore invalid if it
>    is not registered in the database and if the purpose for which it was
>    registered has changed or no longer holds."
> Does that mean that:
>  (a) there are invalid assignments in the database

yes, I am sure there are many.

>  (b) there hasn't been any action to remove invalid assignments

except at additional allocation time perhaps, then action is taken.


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indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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