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[rpd] New proposal - "Out-Of-Region Use of AFRINIC Internet Number Resources" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01)

Fiona Asonga tespok at
Thu Jul 10 09:27:29 UTC 2014

Hallo Douglas,

I think it is a good proposal in as far as it ensures resources for the AFRINIC service region are used in as much as possible in the region. I agree with Mark,Frank,Owen postings so far. The policy is filling a loophole that can be exploited to the region's disadvantage.

I would exercise caution on the % deployment ceiling bearing in mind that the process of confirming allocation use takes some time. 

Andrew I think we need as a region to do two things which may not be covered in one proposal and require  multi-faceted approaches to solving:
1. Protect resources assigned for use in the Afrinic Service Region 
2. To get a way of increasing utilization on the resources within the AFRINIC Service region.

We need a clear guide on both and it may be a bit difficult to have one policy solving both issues. 

I support this policy proposal.

kind regards

Fiona Asonga 
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mukom Akong T." <mukom.tamon at>
To: "Andrew Alston" <Andrew.Alston at>
Cc: "rpd" <rpd at>
Sent: Monday, July 7, 2014 12:07:59 PM
Subject: Re: [rpd] New proposal - "Out-Of-Region Use of AFRINIC Internet	Number Resources" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01)

On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Andrew Alston < Andrew.Alston at > wrote: 

This is far to ambiguous for me, host masters are trained to evaluate the legitimacy of requests. They are NOT network engineers, and as stated in the above example, evaluation of these things can be complex and require a fair amount of skill to figure out where things are being used. If we’re going to pass a policy like this, then how these checks are done and to avoid complex and time consuming fights needs to be clearly spelt out. 

actually some/most of the hostmasters have been networking engineers. What will be useful would be to list what specific skills you think are required to properly evaluate these things and then if the hostmasters don't have that skill, relevant training can be arranged. 


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