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

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Sat Jan 26 18:54:29 UTC 2013

Hi SM,

Do not get me wrong, I am not objecting, I am merely commenting on what I
found pretty strange.  I actually fully support the regulation that exists
to stop random transfers.  I just feel that perhaps this could have been
better worded to the same effect that is all


-----Original Message-----
From: sm+afrinic at [mailto:sm+afrinic at] 
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:43 PM
To: rpd at
Cc: Andrew Alston
Subject: RE: [AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft

At 07:04 26-01-2013, Andrew Alston wrote:
>Is there not a pretty glaring conflict here?  If the addresses are not 
>property in any

All policies for this service region are developed by the Internet community
following three principles: openness, transparency and fairness. The
Internet community initiates and discusses the proposals. If consensus is
reached on the draft policy, it is recommended to the AfriNIC Board of
Directors for adoption as a policy.

GPP-IPv4-2011 was discussed in all five regions.  Philip Smith did the work
to get the proposal approved as a policy (AFPUB-2011-v4-004) in this region.
The policy gained agreement and was ratified in May 2012.

I have not seen any objection about the policy not being developed according
to the three principles mentioned above.  Nobody asked where the IP
addresses were coming from.  Nobody objected to taking the IP addresses.
There were concerned from outside this region about whether the distribution
was fair.  Nobody argued against that.

S. Moonesamy 

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