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

David Conrad drc at
Wed Feb 27 17:25:52 UTC 2013


On Feb 27, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Stephen Wilcox <steve.wilcox at> wrote:
> Actually, I rather wish the rest of my post had been commented on - this to me is clearly a continuation of the political lobbying from the same groups that caused the ITU WCIT meeting to split and it more about regulatory control and monetization of the Internet. 

I don't think it matters how/why the proposal was generated. There have been calls in the past to create new RIRs and there will undoubtedly be calls in the future.  What I believe actually matters is whether there is an "area of continental size" (which MENA would likely qualify) that meets the principles laid out in ICP-2.  In particular, can the requirement of "Clear consensus must be demonstrated within the community that a very substantial majority of the ISPs in the region are prepared to support the new RIR." be met?  


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