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[rpd] LACNIC reaches final /10 of IPv4 space

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Wed Jun 11 12:53:33 UTC 2014

sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 11 Jun 2014 12:02, "Douglas Onyango" <ondouglas at> wrote:
> Hi Seun,
> On 10 June 2014 21:13, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
> > Should this region be worried?... maybe:
> No, I wouldn't be worried. I don't think the net will break or
> anything like that. I actually think that as more of the Internet goes
> v6 the incentive to adopt/migration to v6 will be more apparent to
> operators around the continent which is welcome considering how much
> all the efforts so far have brought us.
I think we should be worried because by history, availability of v4 in our
region has not been an incentive to service providers to access v4 content
natively but they have relaxed and relied on translation. If you ask me, I
think such translation breaks the internet as we know it.
Nevertheless, my "worry" call is in 2 folds:
- other region going v6 and our region most likely imbibing in the culture
of translation.
- other region coming for this region's v4 while this region still imbibe
in the culture of translation

So should we be worried that we may yet have a more invincible region on
the internet, should we be worried that we may yet be contributing to
breaking the Internet nature the more through our NAT and transitioning
technique cultures. I think we should.

> > - Our region will continue to experience an increase in v4 requests from
> > organizations that are more domicile in regions with v4 exhaustion.
> > this could be an opportunity to "by policy" improve ISP establishment
in our
> > region? Maybe yes. Should we also "by policy" ensure addresses within
> > region are used more within the region.... how do we encourage this as
> > region seem to be comfortable with *translation*. Can policy make this
> > happen?
> If an organization is not domiciled within AFRINIC's service region,
> it would cease to be eligible for resources, so whilst I understand
> that this issue is not exactly black and white, I still wouldn't be
> too worried about it.
I think the fact that it's not black and white should provoke our reasoning.

> Regards,
> --
> Douglas Onyango, PRINCE 2, ITILv3
> UG: +256 772 712 139 | NG: +234 813 604 7638
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