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

Badru Ntege ntegeb at
Sun Jan 27 19:03:30 UTC 2013


i would say lets look at the merits of the draft policy looking forward.  History is good as a reference point but it should not constrain our future plans.

On Jan 27, 2013, at 9:48 PM, "Andrew Alston" <alston.networks at> wrote:

> Hi Badru,
>> The policy could then also cater somehow to an easy transition from 1:3 to
> 1:5 if the original resource has been utilized.
> I would have no objection to a transition on demonstration.  However, there
> is a catch here, and it is one I ran into before (I offered AfriNIC a
> similar compromise like this once before).  If that transition states that
> the ticket is kept open and if the ratio is proved to be insufficient within
> X period, the block is expanded to a larger boundary *without further
> application fees*, I would support it.  If however, we are saying, allocate
> on X ratio, and if its found to be insufficient, make the organization pay
> all over again, then, I have issues.

if you build it into the policy and community votes for it then it comes down to Board ratification and at that point the financial implications come into play.  However the value of exploring the issue well in the community and discussions like these also guide the board decision at the end.

> So what you are proposing is workable, but it comes down to a finance issue,
> and I am not sure that we can necessarily address that within policy (even
> though it is not directly fee related), it may be outside of the mandate of
> the PDP.

It might be but paying due care to it and playing out the scenarios helps make the case


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