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[AFRINIC-rpd] IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal

Badru Ntege ntegeb at
Sat Jan 26 11:47:48 UTC 2013


On Jan 25, 2013, at 10:29 PM, Andrew Alston <alston.networks at> wrote:

> Hi SM,
> Then it is a fair question to ask of the directors who are present on this
> list, what is the situation when a new policy conflicts with an old policy,
> and we get an explanation of the decision making process to figure out which
> policy will end up winning the day.  I would hope that a review and decision
> like this by the directors would not be an arbitrary process and there would
> be a set way to evaluate this and come to a decision.  As such I would like
> that process explained to this list.

Directors on the list view their own personal opinions since board decisions are a collective decision.  Though their views might reflect their thinking and eventual leaning during board meetings.


> Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sm+afrinic at [mailto:sm+afrinic at] 
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 9:21 PM
> To: Andrew Alston
> Cc: rpd at
> Subject: RE: [AFRINIC-rpd] IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal
> Hi Andrew,
> At 04:48 25-01-2013, Andrew Alston wrote:
>> I want to clarify something.
>> In the event of a new policy that conflicts with an older policy, is 
>> there a de-facto state of the newer superseding the older?
>> I.E if we implemented this new policy where it conflicts with the 
>> current policies, would it automatically supersede them?
> AFPUB-2010-GEN-005 covers the development and modification of policies for
> handling Internet Number Resources within the AfriNIC service region.  In
> theory a new policy should not conflict with an existing policy as the new
> policy is supposed to be reviewed carefully by all the people on this
> mailing list, all the people at the meeting, all the people on this mailing
> list, and all the directors of AfriNIC.
> It would be up to the directors of AfriNIC to decide what to do.
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy 
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