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[rpd] New proposal - "AfriNIC Whois Database Update Process" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Tue May 20 12:31:15 UTC 2014

Agreed it would be nice to know the progress, at the same time I do feel personally that there are policy issues at stake here.

Specifically I would like time frames tied down in policy, because as you say, they promised a cleanup in 2012, it's now 2014, and we're still waiting for a status update.


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From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alan Barrett
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [rpd] New proposal - "AfriNIC Whois Database Update Process" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)

On Tue, 20 May 2014, Jean Robert Hountomey wrote:
> The goal of the proposal is setting a process towards ensuring that
> AfriNIC whois database is updated.  A previous policy
> (AFPUB-2012-GEN-001-DRAFT-02 : AfriNIC Whois Database Clean-up ) was
> withdrawn by the Author after AfriNIC advised that there was already
> an internal process to handle the cleanup of whois data and do general
> contact update.  However it has been noticed that objects in AfriNIC
> database are not accurate.

Last time we discussed this, in 2012, the community thought that Whois cleanup should be a staff project, not a policy issue, and the Afrinic staff said that they were busy trying to clean up the database.

It would be nice to know what progress has been made since then.

--apb (Alan Barrett)
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