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[rpd] IPv4 issues

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Tue Dec 2 05:51:14 UTC 2014

Marcus makes good points. Afrinic yesterday give out that /12.

Here my take on Markus inputs:

By Laws have the following as some of powers of Afrinic Board

   15.1.ii Supervising the management of the business and affairs of
the Company.
   15.3.i Determine the guidelines for the allocation of address space
to members in line with the member driven PDP

15.1.ii give board supervisory authority of all Afrinic business. I
dont see why Board now come out and say they dont get involved in IP
allocation affairs YET THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT business of Afrinic!
Have board read these by law or have Afrinic legal staffs educated
board of the responsibility give to them  by these by-law?

Separately may I point 6.1.i of by law which say Afrinic to give IPs
to companies geographically based within, and providing services in
the Africa. Does Afrinic enforce this clause?


On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Marcus K. G. Adomey <madomey at> wrote:
> Dear Chairman of AFRINIC Board and Board Members,
> 28 November 2014 marked the conclusion of the  21st meeting of AFRINIC. The
> following are my reflection which I want to share with you.
> As you are aware, the saga of IPv4 /12 has generated a lot of discussions
> with lot controversies in which a lot of AFRINIC community members and
> observers concluded that something went wrong, maybe at the policy level,
> operations level, the board level or elsewhere. Also, it is noticed that
> there is a hard push from some members of the community to ease or simplify
> the process of acquiring resources from AFRINIC. Why this hard push?
> The duty of the board is to protect the interest of the community by using
> the policies  the community has put in place. When there is no policy to
> guide the actions of the board in some circumstances, and when the interest
> of the AFRINIC community is as take, the board is supposed to do everything
> possible to protect the interest and the resources of the AFRINIC community
> who elected them there as board members to represent their interest. There
> are precedence of this unwritten disposition in the history of the world.
> AFRINIC is entering the state of transition caused by the announcement of
> the resignation of the CEO. Moreover, for the sake of “smooth transition”,
> there is a change in the chairmanship of the Board of AFRINIC. In general,
> it is observed that, at times, some transitions can be chaotic due to a
> number of reasons. In the AFRINIC community the resources attribution  that
> has generated a lot of discussions and indignation from the community and
> observers is IPv4 /12.
> To protect the resources of the AFRINIC community as well as protect the
> image and the integrity of the AFINIC board during this transition, I
> believe that the allocation of the IPv4 address above IPv4 /18 should be
> done in a way and manner that would protect the interest of the AFRINIC
> community.
> Thank you,
> Marcus
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