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[rpd] Re: [afnog] A typical case of abuse of our resources!!!

Omo Oaiya omo at
Fri Sep 19 17:12:57 UTC 2014

On 19 September 2014 16:20, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at> wrote:

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> Dear Koffi and Omo,
> I am not holding brief for any applicant or hostmaster, but if a
> request comes, that shows that an LIR can, and will allocate a /12,
> you want AfriNIC to allocate a /22? Is that the interpretation of 8.3?
> to wit:
> <BEGIN 8.3>
> AFRINIC shall apply a slow start mechanism to all new LIRs. With
> respect to allocations made by AFRINIC, the first allocation an LIR
> receives will be the size of the minimum practical allocation
> described in Section 8.2 (a) unless otherwise justified.
> The slow start policy is used by all RIR's to prevent allocations of
> large blocks of address space that may then remain substantially
> unassigned. AFRINIC implements the slow start mechanism in a
> consistent and fair manner for every LIR, and will apply the same
> principles and standards to every applicant for address space.
> <END 8.3>
> What about the last clause ... "unless otherwise justified?". Are you
> saying that:
>   o Applicant did not provide justification
>   o Applicant provided justification but was not ok with hostmasters
>   o Applicant provided justification and it was ok
>   o Applicant provided fraudulent justification
>   o None of the above.
> Omo's email further gives nuances to some preferential actions, apart
> from previous accusations of corruption. What exactly are we dealing
> with?

No nuances of any sort.  Simple questions from a member seeking clarity.
 You are in a better position to answer or get these answers for us.
Please help respond to them so we move on.

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