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[AFRINIC-rpd] Fwd: [AFRINIC-announce] AFRINIC Response to Government Calls for an Arab RIR
ndonnang at nvconsulting.biz
Wed Feb 27 06:55:24 UTC 2013
On 26/02/2013 15:27, Mouhamet Diop wrote:
> Hello Dear All,
> McTim raised one issue. But as an ecosystem, we need to thing globally
> what will happen to the existing system if we start implementing at a
> smaller level the fragmentation of the IP management system.
> We need also to discuss this as a prism with different angles
> (technical, management, geographical, organisation, institutional
> sustainability, etc.).
> While i understand that this is a legitimate need and raisonnable
> request and demand to have a RIR for the Arab Region, if we follow the
> trend, we will execute and implement the ITU recommendation (PP10 -
> Plenipotentiary resolutions) of the Management of IP blocks with
> countries and regions levels.
> Because i see other requests coming all along the line , China, India,
> might or can also say that they represent by the size of their
> population , a raisonnable RIR, and Australia and/or Russia will raise
> the same issue regarding he size of the country.
> And this is exactly what we call "Open the Boite of Pandore". It will
> be the beginning of the end for the Management system as we see it and
> as we know it.
> I give less than a year, 12 months for a predictable and happy end to
> the the Global RIR system if we follow that path.
> Maybe it is or it might be a natural or unavoidable evolution way for
> the management of the Critical Resources ?!!!
> But the consequences of such approval are not predictable at that stage.
> Mouhamet Diop
> 2013/2/26 McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com <mailto:dogwallah at gmail.com>>
> Dear all,
> I would urge you to all read ICP-2, the link that is included in
> this mail.
> The key phrase in the document (to me at least) is:
> "The proposed RIR must operate internationally in a large
> geographical region of approximately continental size."
> Does the MENA region meet this criteria?
> There are of course other criteria to be met, but this one is
> crucial to my mind.
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is.
> A route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Babusha Radhakissoon* <babusha at afrinic.net
> <mailto:babusha at afrinic.net>>
> Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM
> Subject: [AFRINIC-announce] AFRINIC Response to Government Calls
> for an Arab RIR
> To: announce at afrinic.net <mailto:announce at afrinic.net>
> Over the past weeks and following on from talks at last year's ITU
> WTSA and WCIT events, both AFRINIC and the RIPE NCC have been
> asked to participate in discussions concerning the possibility of
> establishing a new Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the
> Arabic-speaking community.
> In the spirit of open community discussion both AFRINIC and the
> RIPE NCC felt that it was essential that we bring this to the
> attention of our members and community.
> It is imperative to note that these discussions have not in any
> way been instigated by the management or staff of either AFRINIC
> or the RIPE NCC. The matter has been raised and promoted by
> representatives of certain governments in the Arab community.
> AFRINIC is proud to serve the needs of its members in Arab
> speaking states, in Northern Africa and believes that the existing
> system can meet the needs of a growing membership from the region.
> Through its structure AFRINIC also allows the region to be well
> represented in its governing Board and has held several members
> meeting in the region since its creation in 2005.
> As you are all aware, an RIR provides a range of services,
> including managing its service region's Internet number resources
> (IPv4, IPv6 and ASNs), maintaining proper records of all registry
> activities in a publicly accessible database (whois),as well as
> capacity building and training on use of these resources. RIRs
> also provide general support for regional Internet Infrastructure,
> and facilitate community discussion and engagement. AFRINIC has
> played a vital role in unifying the policies that govern the
> entire Africa/Indian Ocean region and by lowering the entry
> barrier for all African operators to obtain their own Internet
> Number Resources has enabled smaller operators in the region to
> grow and develop.
> AFRINIC has also contributed to forums including the African
> Network Operators Group (AFNOG), the African Top Level Domain
> Association (AFTLD) as well as the Arab, North African and African
> Internet Governance Forums. Through our involvement with these
> groups, we have supported the growth of the local industry and the
> development of an active professional community within the
> region.For example, AFRINIC's first IPv6 training forum took place
> in Sudan and since then we have had thirteen (13) workshops in
> North Africa, a sub region that has 2 representatives elected on
> AFRINIC's board. AFRINIC also has part of its Disaster Recovery
> based in Egypt.
> We have been particularly excited to contribute to the development
> of forums including the Middle East Network Operators Group
> (MENOG) and the newly Middle East Peering Forum where most
> northern African countries participate. Through our involvement
> with these groups, we have supported the growth of the local
> industry and the development of an active professional community
> within the region.
> RIRs are community-governed organisations. If the
> multi-stakeholder Internet community in the Arab community feels
> that there is a need to establish a new RIR both AFRINIC and RIPE
> will be happy to support this development appropriately. There are
> steps, via the open, bottom-up policy development process, to
> facilitate this. ICP-2, "Criteria for Establishment of New
> Regional Internet Registries", is a global policy, approved
> through consensus by the communities from all the existing RIRs,
> which sets out this process:
> This, like all RIR policies, was the result of a "bottom-up"
> policy development, based on the premise that those who use
> Internet number resources and have a stake in the Internet,
> including actors from civil society, business, the technical
> community, government and law enforcement agencies (LEAs), should
> take the lead in developing policies relating to the management of
> those resources.
> "Top-down" policies developed without the participation of those
> who operate the Internet carry the risk of significant unintended
> consequences for the Internet and its users.
> It is vital that the Internet technical community has a voice in
> deciding such an important issue. We encourage community members
> to raise any questions or issues on the AFRINIC mailing lists, or
> to email AFRINIC directly by replying to this email. We are also
> happy to assist anyone wishing to raise this issue at upcoming
> events such as MENOG 12 (5-14 March), the AFRINIC mini IG event in
> Tunisia in April or the AFRINIC meeting in Lusaka 9-21 June 2013.
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