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[AFRINIC-rpd] AFPUB-2012-V4-001-DRAFT-02

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at
Mon Dec 17 21:24:24 UTC 2012

This applies to AfriNIC -> end user assignments as well? I thought only LIR allocations were supposed to have reassignments.


On Dec 17, 2012, at 12:12 PM, McTim <dogwallah at> wrote:

> Ladies and Gents,
> Please find my revisions to the "No Reverse" proposal below, taking
> into account all of your concerns (I hope):
> Unique identifier:      AFPUB-2012-DNS-001-DRAFT-02
> Draft Policy Name:       No Reverse Unless Assigned
> Author: Tim McGinnis (McTim) mctimconsulting at
> Related Policies:       None
> Obsoletes:      None
> Submission Date:         November 30th, 2012
> Amends:         AFPUB-2005-v4-001
> Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal
> The purpose of a Public Network Information Database such as the AfriNIC
> Database is so that contact information about public networks is made public
> by registering assignments as they are made in the database. It is the author's
> experience that AfriNIC members are not as diligent about registering
> assignments of IPv4 space as they could be.
> AFPUB-2005-v4-001 says, inter alia:
>      9.5 Validity of an assignment
> 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.
> This proposal is an enforcement mechanism of that long-standing policy.
> Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem
> This proposal limits LIRs and End-Users from obtaining reverse
> delegation (rDNS) from AfriNIC unless the address space is assigned or
> sub-allocated in the
> AfriNIC Database.
> Proposal
> 3.1 AfriNIC will no longer grant reverse delegation of IP address
> space that it administers unless an assignment or sub-allocation of
> the specific address space is
> registered appropriately in the AfriNIC Database.
> For a /24 reverse delegation, at least one assignment or
> sub-allocation must be registered in the AfriNIC Database
> for that specific /24.  the entire /24 does not have to be assigned in
> order for the reverse delegation to be allowed.
> 3.2 AfriNIC will contact those LIRs who currently have reverse DNS for
> allocations, but have not registered any assignments or
> sub-allocations under those allocations to remind them of the above
> text from AFPUB-2005-v4-001. It is envisioned that this will be done
> using MyAfriNIC and email, but specific details will be left to the
> Secretariat staff to implement.  These LIRs will have 12 (twelve)
> months from the date of the reminder to register their assignments or
> sub-allocations.
> 3.3 AfriNIC may remove reverse delegation of any LIRs allocation
> beginning 12 (twelve) months from the date of the reminder.
> Please discuss as needed.
> Regards,
> McTim
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