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[AFRINIC-rpd] AFRINIC Response to Government Calls for an Arab RIR

Stephen Wilcox steve.wilcox at
Tue Feb 26 18:45:35 UTC 2013

On 26 February 2013 18:27, David Conrad <drc at> wrote:

> Seun,
> On Feb 26, 2013, at 9:10 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
> > Hmm... interesting will those be within the /8s.... perhaps they want
> RIR for the V6.
> I may be overly cynical (who me?) but I suspect they want an RIR for
> cultural/linguistic/political reasons, not technical ones.
> > Come to think of it, in terms of continents i have not heard of Arab
> continent.
> ICP-2 doesn't require actual continents.  The actual wording is:
> "The proposed RIR must operate internationally in a large geographical
> region of approximately continental size."
> > What are the basis for this request,
> I suspect it is similar to the basis used for the establishment of APNIC,
> LACNIC, and AfriNIC -- a desire to serve a particular "continental sized"
> community.  It is not necessarily related to unhappiness with the RIR
> service folks in that area are already getting, e.g., were folks in African
> nations unhappy with the service they were getting from RIPE-NCC and ARIN
> before AfriNIC was established?

I dont think so, see my earlier more detailed post but if this is from WCIT
its directly a result of the debacle on changing the ITU mandate to
regulate the Internet.

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