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[AFRINIC-rpd] New Policy Proposal: Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers (AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01)

Fiona Asonga tespok at
Wed Jan 16 11:04:33 UTC 2013

Hallo Chad

I hope the author of this proposal in on the list to respond since he has been rather quiet.  I am still asking what is the goal of the proposal since I think the proposal is kind of incomplete. What I would like to understand is;... so as to enable, achieve or facilitate what........? 

Or allow me to ask why would we as a region want to have an Inter RIR IPV4 Address Transfer Policy? Then why would we want to transfer to another region when distributing what we have within the region is seemingly such a challenge based on the ongoing discussions. 


Fiona Asonga 


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest - (AfriNIC)" <ernest at>
To: "AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List" <rpd at>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:28:18 AM
Subject: [AFRINIC-rpd] New Policy Proposal: Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers	(AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01)

Hi All,

A new policy proposal has been received: 

"Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers" (AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01)

It is published at:

Also pasted below for comments and discussion from the PDWG/community:

Unique identifier:		AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01	
Draft Policy Name: 	Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers
Author:	 		Chad Abizeid, LogicWeb Inc
Date:			January 09, 2013  
Related Policies:		None
Amends:			None

1.0	Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

Given the original geographical distribution of IPv4 address space and the geographical distribution of current needs for IPv4 address space, it stands to reason that no IPv4 address space should be ‘locked up’ within the RIR service region they were originally allocated to. 

In order to prevent conflict, it also refers to policy for transfers of the region the address space is being transferred to or from.   

2.0	Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem  

a.	Provides a minimal framework for Inter-RIR IPv4 address space transfers. 

b.	Maintains the integrity of AfriNIC's whois database and ensures AfriNIC remains part of the approval and transfer process.

c.	Allows African companies to participate in a market already available to ARIN and APNIC LIRs; 

d.	Will allow AfriNIC LIRs with excess IPs to transfer to companies in other RIR regions.  

3.0	Proposal

AfriNIC members can transfer part or all of their IPv4 addresses to any company under the following criteria:  

3.1	AfriNIC will recognize inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers only when the counterpart RIR has an inter-RIR transfer policy that permits the transfer of address space between AfriNIC and its own region

3.2	The minimum transfer size is a /24. The IPv4 address space should be under the management of the RIR at which the originating LIR holds an account and the authentic holder of the space should match with the source without any disputes. 

3.3	The originating LIR must provide evidence of compliance with RIR policies with respect to past delegations. 

3.4	The originating LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the originating RIR’s policy. 

The conditions on the recipient of the transfer will be defined by the RIR where the recipient organization holds an account. The following conditions will therefore apply to the destination LIR:

3.5	The destination LIR and the IPv4 address space transferred are in compliance with the Destination RIR’s policies (see section 5.0 References for ARIN policy).

3.6	There must be an inter-RIR IPv4 transfer policy in effect in the Destination RIR service region at the time of transfer.   

4.0	Revision History 


5.0	References     



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