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

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Jan 16 19:20:34 UTC 2013

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On Jan 16, 2013, at 6:22 AM, "Andrew Alston" <alston.networks at> wrote:

> 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.

I disagree. All IP address space was delegated under the authority of the IANA.

The IANA over time delegated portions of it's direct allocation authority to the RIRs. As such, the RIRs are the rightful successors to the IANA role in delegating that address space and just as the IANA had authority under various RFCs listed earlier in this thread to reclaim space and assert policy authority over the records of such delegations, that authority now rests with the RIRs.

> If this policy refers to legacy space, then I oppose the policy on the
> grounds that the you cannot set policy on space that is not governed by the
> RIR structure and over which the RIR has no say and hence the policy is
> moot.

But as I have said above, the assertion on which you base this statement is flawed, so, as a result, so are your conclusions.


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