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[rpd] Policy areas to consider

Hannigan, Martin marty at
Thu Jul 2 17:38:48 UTC 2015

I think all free pool + all reserved pools should get you the transparency you're asking for.

On Jul 2, 2015, at 11:13, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at<mailto:Andrew.Alston at>> wrote:

Seems like there is some debate about exactly how much space AfriNIC really has left, so I’d like to get this from the authoritative source.

Can someone from AfriNIC supply this list the following information:

Exactly how much space DO we have left INCLUSIVE of the soft landing /8 and INCLUSIVE of blocks in /8s that are fragmented etc (ERX space etc)
Beyond the /8 for soft landing are there any other reservations against the space in the aforementioned line.
Can we get a breakdown per /8 of utilisation as well.  The numbers currently on the website don’t seem to total up to the 2.70 /8s hence the questions.


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From: Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at<mailto:seun.ojedeji at>>
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM
To: Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at<mailto:ondouglas at>>
Cc: rpd <rpd at<mailto:rpd at>>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Policy areas to consider

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at<mailto:ondouglas at>> wrote:
Hi Seun,
On 2 July 2015 at 16:57, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at<mailto:seun.ojedeji at>> wrote:
> Depends on what "distant" mean in the context of years. The current pool status shows we are at 1.7 of /8.<>

As pointed out by Paulos already, [ceteris paribus], we may get upto 6 years ahead......and I believe it is 2.7 /8s and not 1.7 as you mentioned.

Perhaps we are looking at different stats. Here is another one that still seem to indicate 1.7<>    (AFRINIC IPv4 pool usage).

It would have been 2.7 if the /8 soft landing was not part of that stats, but i was informed that its part of it.

> 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.

I am fine with this approach. I would add ARIN's policy implementation
to the list of things to watch

> 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 wouldn't be too worried about the membership numbers themselves, until they start to result into a corresponding increase in allocation/assignments.

Indeed! looks like you think people register to be member for other reasons other than requesting for resource  [Pun intended] ;-)



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