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[AFRINIC-rpd] Commencement of the last call

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Wed Jun 26 08:51:59 UTC 2013


I wonder if we can move forward by thinking about future of our people
specially academic institutions and provide a policy that will not focus on
V4 space and providing V4 addresses

> (because of i) impact on short term afrinic's revenues;

Asked and answered in previous emails that address the fact that this policy
could actually potentially INCREASE the amount of short term revenue, see
previous financial analysis provided by myself which as of yet no one has
directly responded to or disputed.

 > ii) his focus on south region without any provision of equity;

Asked, answered, and disputed by myself, Mark Elkins, Guy Halse and others
showing very clearly that this policy benefits regions with less space
rather than the already empowered and has FAR more benefit to the academic
institutions that have no space than those who already have it.

 > iii) his tends to introduce an exception on critical resources management
only in africa).

I do not understand this statement at all.

> I would like to see policies and actions which will allow our academies to act
as first mover and catalyst for IPv6 adoption in our region.

This policy addresses that by forcing academia to adopt Ipv6 plans in order
to qualify under this policy.

2013/6/26 Alan Barrett <apb at>
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2013, Badru Ntege wrote:
>> There is nothing stoping this institution now using the resources to set up a
>> local for profit ISP, or even passing these resources to a third party that
>> will take them off the continent.
> See the existing IPv4 allocation policy, AFPUB-2005-V4-001, section 9.5:
> "   9.5 Validity of an assignment
> "
> "   Assignments remain valid as long as the original criteria
> "   on which the assignment was based are still in place and
> "   the assignment is registered in the AFRINIC database. An
> "   assignment is therefore invalid if it is not registered in the
> "   database and if the purpose for which it was registered has
> "   changed or no longer holds.
> An attempt to transfer of resources clearly invalidates the assignment under
> clause 9.4 of AFPUB-2005-V4-001.  I would argue that a mission change on the
> part of the organisation (such as serving as a for-profit ISP), would also
> invalidate the assignment under that clause.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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