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[rpd] Policy areas to consider

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Thu Jul 2 13:57:18 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at>

> Hi Seun,
> On 1 July 2015 at 20:52, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
> > With ARIN getting close to end of it's v4 addresses, it recently
> activated
> > an interesting policy that attempts to address requests that are beyond
> > available IP block in ARIN's pool.
> > - Will be good to see our region preparing for such day as well
> > - Will be good to see new policies emerge as a result of the emerging
> global
> > realities.
> While I would support efforts for AFRINIC to prepare for this day, I
> agree with some people that it is in the distant future.

Depends on what "distant" mean in the context of years. The current pool
status shows we are at 1.7 of /8.

Considering that policies typically have a minimum of 6months processing
period, i don't think "soon" will be too early to say on this. I would
suggest we all have an eye on the following statistics provided by AFRINIC
and come back by end of the year to determine if indeed the future would be
as far as is being envisaged.

Take note from the info that membership growth for this year is currently
about to match that of 2014 and we are still 50% of 2015

> I think the best way this can benefit the region is our study of how the
> situation plays out in ARIN -- we can use this input to shape how we handle
> the same situation.

+1 and now is the time to do that.

> I am keen on seeing how events will unfold in implementing the policy.
> Waiting lists are bad enough as they are -- but now that could be
> compounded by people on that list who will be seeing ARIN, at best,
> using best-effort at reclaiming space.
> I agree on this as well


> Regards,


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