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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 17:43:08 UTC 2013

Yes and No,

But I believe that an RIR would have one hell of a hard time justifying
refusing the transfer of legacy assets, and if they tried, it could probably
be appealed before ICANN (though I'd like to hear their response on this).

At best, refusal to transfer legacy assets could result in some very messy
court action which I don't think any RIR really wants to see.


-----Original Message-----
From: McTim [mailto:dogwallah at] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:22 PM
To: Andrew Alston
Cc: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List
Subject: Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] New Policy Proposal: Inter RIR IPv4 Address
Transfers (AFPUB-2013-V4-001-DRAFT-01)

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Andrew Alston <alston.networks at>
> Except, I would argue that we do not need policy (and indeed cannot 
> set
> policy) on anything with regards to legacy space, since it is outside 
> of the realm of the RIR anyway.

In some ways, yes, in some ways no.

The data in the RIR database belongs to the RIR, no?

In addition, the afrinic maintainer should be mnt-by on ERX transferred
space (or maybe I am misremembering that?)

Afrinic could either not grant or pull reverse delegation for the space if
it was hijacked for example.

So the RIR does have some role to play in legacy address space maintenance.
They just don't get paid for it.


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