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[AFRINIC-rpd] RE: IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal

Keshwarsingh Nadan keshwarsingh.nadan at
Tue Sep 10 20:42:15 UTC 2013

So according to the current policies in force, are they allowed to request such data ?

Keshwarsingh NADAN

From: Andrew Alston [alston.networks at] on behalf of Andrew Alston [aa at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:38 AM
To: Keshwarsingh Nadan; rpd at
Cc: McTim
Subject: Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] RE: IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal

I don't believe that AfriNIC should be asking for such data in the first
place, never mind by policy.

It is global standard that ISP's provide IP addressing plans and some
proof of infrastructure before they are allocated IP's, beyond that, when
it comes to how many clients a customer has connected at a given time or
what configurations their routers contain or any other such data, this is
none of their business, it is not requested by other RIR's, and it should
not be requested by AfriNIC.

Demanding and gathering such commercially sensitive data is nothing short
of overreach and I would argue abuse of monopoly power (since AfriNIC is
in effect a monopoly and any business wishing to participate in the ISP
industry has to get resources from them in this region).


On 2013/09/11 12:30 AM, "Keshwarsingh Nadan"
<keshwarsingh.nadan at> wrote:

>"I don't think it needs to be written into policy.  it is perhaps a mere
>suggestion that the RIR could make to an LIR for the convenience of the
>LIR, well, convenient for both really.
>I think it should be written.. Some of us are audited, like me. I cannot
>send a graph just because AfriNIC asked for it! AfriNIC should have a
>policy which justifies this request..
>Keshwarsingh NADAN

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