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[rpd] IPv4 policy on where space is used.

Nii Narku Quaynor quaynor at
Sun May 18 10:27:43 UTC 2014


> On May 18, 2014, at 7:07, Alan Barrett <apb at> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2014, Keshwarsingh Nadan wrote:
>>> Sure it's difficult to make such restriction and it's really not a path that will yield much success. However I believe it's possible to ensure those organisation are indeed well grounded African organisation before handing resources to them.
>> This is pure discrimination on race.
> Did you imagine that "African" referred to a racial group?  It doesn't.  As should have been obvious from the context, "African" refers to a geographic region.
>> Wether one is a well grounded or startup "African", "Mauritian", etc.., all of them should be treated equally.
> Policies and official documents should probably refer to "the Afrinic service region" instead of "Africa", to make it clear that Mauritius and other islands are included.  I don't think that people discussing things in a mailing list will remember to do that, so if you read "African" please understand "in the Afrinic service region".
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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