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

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Fri Sep 19 17:51:46 UTC 2014

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On 19/09/2014 18:05, Kofi ANSA AKUFO wrote:
> On 19 September 2014 20:20, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at>
> wrote:
> 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.
>> Sunday I believe AFRINIC hostmasters and management should answer
>> this question. AFRINIC board is appointed by the member community
>> and should assist to get the answers.

It has been discussed by the community and the hostmasters already
responded publicly to the community in Djibouti.

Kindly issue them a "certificate of your understanding", as soon as

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