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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 14:35:27 UTC 2013

Hi Chad,


Actually, you proposed a policy in the African region that directly affects the IP addressing on the African continent.  Just as every policy I myself have ever proposed, and every policy everyone else has proposed may come under scrutiny and be analyzed and dissected by the community, the same applies to yours.  When analyzing a policy, the motivations of the person proposing are questioned, and you would have seen if you had been following this list, these questions get asked of more policies than just your own.


The trick here is in how you respond to it, and if people on this list choose to question your motivations, that is part of the process.


As I stated, initially, I was supportive of this policy, but have since changed my stance since I believe that the distribution of addresses should still remain in the hands of the RIR (and I say that even with the will documented issues I have with AfriNIC, since even with those issues, I have never disputed the need for a strong and robust RIR).  However, even had my stance NOT changed before now, after what you have said in this post and the nature of it, well, yeah…





From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of Chad
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:23 PM
To: 'Sunday Folayan'; tespok at
Cc: 'Ernest - (AfriNIC)'; 'AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List'
Subject: RE: [AFRINIC-rpd] New Policy Proposal: Inter RIR IPv4 Address Transfers (AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01)


First off,


McTim posting from my personal facebook page is not constructive nor objective. 




I own the /14 legacy IPs. I have a right to profit off IP addresses that I own and paid for. Had McTim used common sense and proper thinking he would have realized that. Who pays for something (business investment) and not expect a return for their investment? Is it wrong? No. 


And for you Fiono to quote it again is blatant ignorance.  I don’t know how you conduct business but in the real world business is business. There is nothing I did wrong by legitimately buying legacy IPs, paying for them as a business investment and wanting to lease them out. I have every right to do so. Facts are facts. 


The ignorant response are overwhelming in this thread its unbelievable. It’s unbelievable that you Fiona and “McTim” have the audacity to argue against someone making money on IPs they actually own. 


You actually sound like control freaks wanting to police other people’s businesses that you have no right doing so.


LogicWeb Inc.

"a smarter web host solution"

p. 877-LOGICWEB f. 718-841-7124



From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sunday Folayan
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:08 AM
To: tespok at
Cc: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List; Ernest - (AfriNIC)
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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