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

McTim dogwallah at
Wed Sep 11 12:26:32 UTC 2013


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Andrew Alston <aa at> wrote:
>>>>AFRINIC has again received a request in which an LIR located in its
>>>> service region has ISPs incorporated outside the AFRINIC service region
>>>> as customers and the majority of the allocations are assigned to these
>>>> customers' customers.
>>So what's the issue?
> Under current policy, technically there shouldn't be an issue.  There is
> no policy that prohibits this at current.  Under soft landing it would be
> a clear cut violation of the 10% rule, under current policy?  Well, unless
> there is a policy I'm not aware ofŠ

Our current allocation policy says:

"4.0 Hierarchy of address space distribution:

IP addresses are distributed in an hierarchical structure in which
IANA (The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) allocates address space
to AFRINIC, to be redistributed throughout the African region. "

If this is not clear enough to support the wishes of the community,
then perhaps SM could amend his current proposal:

so that it is inline with the Soft-Landing policy in re: usage of
resources out of the region.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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