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[rpd] Merges/Acquisitions/Closures document

Adiel Akplogan adiel at
Thu Feb 20 10:26:44 UTC 2014

Hello Andrew,

On 2014-02-19, at 19:36 PM, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at> wrote:

> I’m putting this as a general question to the Policy list and I would also like AfriNIC response to this.
> AfriNIC has a document referenced at the following location:
> Now this to me looks distinctly like policy, though it has NOT been through the PDP list.  So I would like to ask, does this document pre-date the PdP or did it bypass the PdP entirely?

I don't know what you mean by "pre-date" the PDP as the PDP start with the existence of AFRINIC as RIR (it just had few lifting (2) since 2004). This document has been produced as guideline and approved as such (in 2004 - AFRINIC-1) and not as a policy (that is why it is not listed in the policies section of the web site). Now if the community (you) want to change it to a specific policy or create a policy that covers some aspects that it does not cover in its present format, I don't see any reason not to initiate it. 

> In either case, with it NOT being a document that has gone through the PdP, should a member or individual wish changes in this document, is it possible to propose policy that amends this document to address omissions etc?


> If this document does NOT pre-date the PdP, can we also please get an explanation from AfriNIC as to why this was not put through the policy process since my reading of this document is that it contains elements which are very definitely questions of policy which is the remit and mandate of the PdP.

As explained above. 

Note that there are many other guideline/supporting documents published in this same category of our online library (under "Member Support Documents"). 


- a.

> Andrew Alston
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