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[rpd] AfriNIC policy AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01 reject

Vladimir Kangin v at
Sun Oct 19 03:52:14 UTC 2014

Dear Community Members,

I would like to comment on AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01

In my humble opinion the split 40/60% is not appropriate and
"Out-Of-Region use" definition is something inappropriate for Internet
in general. Why you do not offer 30/70% or 50/50%? How did you come up
with 40/60% figures?

The percentage of "Out-Of-Region use" cannot be indifferent to type of
business companies do. 

For instance we take an African local ISP. Why they could need 40% of
allocated space for use outside of Africa? It would eventually seduce
them into sell/rent IPs only. Normally they would need less then 1%
and in very rare cases only.

Or for instance take a satellite services company that would like to
focus on serving customers that Out-Of-Region. Then all is opposite and
they need 1% of allocated space for infrastructure use at African
Satellite HUB and the rest 99% will be on customer end. Will you close
the door for such business?

We can discuss many other options like VPNs, Clouds, CDNs etc but
obviously 40% of Internet number resources for use by a member to be
outside the region is not a solution. The approach shall be beneficial
for Afrinic in a way of controlling resources as well as maintain
attractiveness for businesses.

I kindly request to consider my reject on AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01.

Best regards,
Vladimir Kangin

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