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[rpd] AfriNIC RSA & policy improvement

Keshwarsingh Nadan keshwarsingh.nadan at
Fri Jun 5 17:09:39 UTC 2015

Dear Vladimir,

Hilarious! You¹re the plaintiff and want someone else dedicate their time
in amending policies ?

The policy is fine, less stringent one I¹ve ever seen, shouldn¹t be
amended. There¹s nothing in the current policy entitling the hostmasters
requesting whatever information they requested (especially from you). If
they somehow try to invoke clause 7.3 of the current IPv4 policy by
requesting information such as customer data, you may politely tell them
Œget lost¹.

Having worked for many large LIRs, the challenge is to have clause 3(b)
out of the RSA (the clause which legally allows AFRINIC¹s hostmasters in
amusing themselves requesting practically anything).

Nobody knows about AFRINIC¹s Œinternal business process & policies¹, nor
they¹ve have published a word about it.

Internet resources are allocated subject to ŒAFRINIC¹s sole and exclusive
discretion BUT in line with valid resources management policies approved
by members at large and the internet community in general through the
region¹s valid policy development process¹ and that¹s it.


On 6/5/15, 7:42 PM, "Vladimir Kangin" <v at> wrote:

>Thank you Jérôme for support.
>I hope some one will take time and make policy in order. Africans people
>says that foreign investors are welcome but it looks like forgot to open
>doors for successful business.
>On Fri, 2015-06-05 at 08:10 -0700, Jérôme Fleury wrote:
>> Vladimir,
>> We (CloudFlare) are in the exact same situation as you:
>> - Company decides to make investments in Africa
>> - Company registered in Seychelles
>> - Unreasonable requests from hostmaster (he wanted the list of our 2
>> million domain names)
>> - allocation request started in October 2014, still no IP allocated
>> - wait times between replies are between 2 and 3 weeks
>> - the only way I found to get an escalation was to use Twitter - per
>> policy, admin-escalate at is unresponsive
>> - Plus adding a misinterpretation on the Anycast policy
>> This is delaying our deployment in Kenya and expansion in Johannesburg
>> where we already are.
>> I second your proposal.
>Best regards,
>Vladimir Kangin
>rpd mailing list
>rpd at
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