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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)

Nii Narku Quaynor quaynor at
Thu Jan 17 22:31:27 UTC 2013

Hi Andrew 

On Jan 17, 2013, at 19:44, "Andrew Alston" <alston.networks at> wrote:

> Hi Nii,
> Due to the nature of HEI’s, their applications are typically *FAR* larger than standard EU applications.  This means that the process to get them approved is often delayed and highly complicated, this policy attempts to end that. 
HEIs don't have to be EU as can be LIR. Also removing the need to justify a network and use population instead makes the HEI network invisible to afrinic. It also assumes HEI knows or has technical assistance which may not be true

> The policy removes the subjectivity that currently applies in the application process and simply seeks to state up front things that all of us who have been involved in HEI’s already know, so they don’t have to be checked, rechecked and then left open to interpretation, leading to delays in weeks of getting space allocated.
What subjectivity? Network plans are good for the HEI and reviewing plans removes subjectivity rather
> The policy acknowledges that HEI’s are fairly far removed from what you would typically see with commercial entities asking for EU space.  I must point out, the differentiating factors of HEIs from commercial entities are also well acknowledged and documented all over the world in various guises, from preferential pricing to a greater willingness to peer with academia than with other commercial entities.  Hence, I still believe that this policy is justified in order to streamline the process and deal with applications that would be extremely uncommon outside of the HEIs
i am not sure I understand. Are you distinguishing HEI EU from commercial EU. An EU is an EU in behavior except for fees?

> Thanks
> Andrew
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