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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Jun 25 20:18:23 UTC 2013

On Jun 24, 2013, at 03:08 , Andrew Alston <alston.networks at> wrote:

> Hi Maye,
> I do not understand how you can claim this is depriving AfriNIC of its revenues.  Let us look at some hard facts.
> Firstly, annual fees and application fees will still apply to any applications made under this policy, the policy does not change the fee structure in any way shape or form.  Secondly, irrespective of if the space is used under this policy or by other organisations, the money is still coming in.  The current revenues generated by already existent applications will also keep flowing.

You cannot have it both ways, Andrew. You can not argue on one hand that Academic institutions should receive a discount and special treatment that makes them end-users when they are conducting themselves in a manner that looks very much like an LIR and on the other had claim that doing so has no impact to revenues.

I'm neutral as to the policy and I do not believe it will do significant fiscal damage to AfriNIC, but your argument above is an insult to the intellect of the reader.


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