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[AFRINIC-rpd] IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal

Maina Noah mainanoa at
Thu Feb 7 19:52:13 UTC 2013

On 7 February 2013 19:52, Andrew Alston <aa at> wrote:

> I have to actually agree with what SM implied in his below emails.
> There has been a deafening silence of late from the PDWG chairs and
> various AfriNIC staff.  (I realize that AfriNIC staff and board members
> seldom comment on policy, but at the same time, the silence is rather
> worrying).
Silence could be the best policy '-)

> I'd also like to point out that many emails directly to AfriNIC staff
> members also go unanswered for long periods of time (I have asked a series
> of questions with regards to the bylaws and submission of resolutions for
> example, sent 48 hours ago, and as of yet despite a resend, have still not
> received any acknowledgement.)
> Can we get this lack of participation rectified?
Perhaps the community needs a dedicated personnel who can often respond to
some of the issues raised across the board !!! No???

> Andrew

Maina Noah


> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM, <sm+afrinic at> wrote:
>> Hi Badru,
>> At 14:32 29-01-2013, Sunday Folayan wrote:
>>> Perhaps our lurking but friendly AfriNIC staff should re-subscribe them.
>> I haven't seen any message from the PDWG Chairs to the RPD mailing list
>> since the end of November 2012.  I mentioned to Owen Delong that I would
>> like to identify  what the community considers as barriers and then proceed
>> from there [1].  I am unable to do that without feedback from the PDWG
>> Chairs.
>> It is highly usual for the PDWG Chairs not to be subscribed to the RPD
>> mailing list.  I have not seen any of directors of the Board of AfriNIC
>> expressing their concern.
>> I note that the directors of the Board of AfriNIC, excluding you [2],
>> have not expressed any opinion about the proposals which are being
>> discussed on the RPD mailing list.  It was mentioned previously that: "And
>> over the coming few months you will see allot of activity towards building
>> a wider community of active participants".  I fear that the wider community
>> may mistakenly perceive that the directors of the Board of AfriNIC are not
>> interested in being part of the wider community of active participants.
>> Regards,
>> S. Moonesamy
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