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

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Wed Jan 16 14:22:50 UTC 2013

Aren’t they? J


That’s exactly what the LIR system is.  Here are some IP addresses, you pay X amount per year to have them, and you get to give them to other people.  You don’t own addresses.  If you’re an LIR you’re free to give them to your customers (and charge your customers for those blocks) and hence lease them out to your customers on the continent.


Same thing… the controversial nature of this proposal surrounds where the addresses are being leased TO.


Have to say though, while initially I supported this proposal, having read anything, I’m pretty convinced that this is the wrong way to go.  I still believe that AfriNIC should be willing to participate in a mechanism to allow excess addresses in the pool to be used off continent, via SOME means or other, to avoid a situation where our space gets hijacked as the rest of the world runs out, but that’s another debate.  (Add to the fact that information from within AfriNIC indicates that AfriNIC is already receiving loads of applications of “dodgy” nature from companies that seem to want the space off the continent, as I stated in Tanzania, we either use the space, or the rest of the world is gonna take it, and there is nothing we can do about it, we can however control HOW they take it and if we get something outta it or not!)





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



On 16/01/2013 12:04, Fiona Asonga wrote:

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........? 

Still wonder why? Even with McTim's post of 11-01-2013 which quoted is:

In addition, at, I found:

"Chad Abizeid
Please contact me at chad at / 877-564-4293 ext 79. I am
looking to see if your company may be interested in leasing over 250k
IP addresses (/14) from my company LogicWeb Inc (est 2004). Smaller
subnet leasing available as well. Thank you.
Like ·  · October 10 at 5:45pm"

I wonder why AfriNIC is not into the leasing business ;)


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