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[rpd] IPv4 policy on where space is used.

Stephen Wilcox steve.wilcox at
Fri May 16 15:11:43 UTC 2014

Hi Saul,
 so a successful African company that wishes to expand outside Africa is
forced to go to APNIC, RIPE, etc who are unable to assign space as they
have ran out. Isn't this an issue with regionalising resources for global


On 16 May 2014 15:57, Saul <saul at> wrote:

> Personally I am in favour of keeping our resources regional. I think that
> we
> have all been offered large sums of money to get space and then sell it off
> the continent.
> But then its IP... does it really matter?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf
> Of
> Mark Elkins
> Sent: 15 May 2014 09:09 PM
> To: rpd at
> Subject: [rpd] IPv4 policy on where space is used.
> On Thu, 2014-05-15 at 21:46 +0400, Kofi ansa akufo wrote:
> >  ....the resource was going out of the region....
> As far as I am aware, the current requirement for getting address space is
> that you are a company properly established (all legal - as such) in
> Africa.
> There is currently no policy (except with the last /8) that states the
> resources you get have to be used in Africa....
> This might be good.... (get rid of all the IPv4, start using IPv6) or
> Bad...
> (we are doing *what* with our resources???)
> Maybe some policy needs to be designed - how do people feel...
> --
> Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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