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[rpd] New Proposal - "Number Resources Transfer Policy (AFPUB-2015-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Tue Nov 3 08:47:52 UTC 2015

Dear Members,

We have received a new policy Proposal - "Number Resources Transfer Policy

*Number Resources Transfer Policy*

ID:              AFPUB-2015-GEN-001-DRAFT-01
Policy Name:     Number Resources Transfer Policy
Submitted:        29 October 2015
Status:        Under Discussion
Author:          Mark Elkins, mje at, Posix Systems

*1.0 Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal:*

AFRINIC is the only Regional Internet Registry without a Transfer policy
for the movement of numbering resources - both in and out of the Region.
APNIC, RIPE NCC and ARIN have compatible Transfer Policies, so it would
seem wise to be compatible with them.

*2.0 Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem*
The Policy solves the issue of an African organisation using space in
another Region. This Proposal currently does not attempt to address Legacy
Resources (IPv4 and ASN's) - that is resources that are in the AFRINIC
Region and were acquired before ARIN existed. Legacy Resources may be moved
out of the AFRINIC region and redeployed freely. They may however be
subject to the receiving RIR's policies.

*3.0 Proposal:*

3.1 The source entity must be the current rights holder of the IPv4 address
resources recognized by the RIR responsible for the resources, and not be
involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.
A. Source entities outside of the AFRINIC region must meet any requirements
defined by the RIR where the source entity holds the registration.
B. Source entities within the AFRINIC region will not be eligible to
receive any further IPv4 address allocations or assignments from AFRINIC
for a period of 12 months after a transfer approval, or until the
exhaustion of AFRINIC's IPv4 space, whichever occurs first. This
restriction is excluded if the Resource is transferred to the same business
entity operating in a different region.
C. Source entities within the AFRINIC region must not have received a
transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from AFRINIC
for the 12 months prior to the approval of transfer request. This
restriction excludes Mergers and Acquisitions transfers and Transfers to
the same business entity in a different region.
D. The minimum transfer size is a /24.

3.2 - Conditions on recipient of the transfer:

A. The conditions on a recipient outside of the AFRINIC region will be
defined by the policies of the receiving RIR.
B. Recipients within the AFRINIC region will be subject to current AFRINIC
policies and sign an RSA for the resources being received.
C. Recipients within the AFRINIC region must demonstrate the need for up to
a 24-month supply of IPv4 address space.
D. The minimum transfer size is a /24.

*4.0 Version History*

30 Oct 2015     AFPUB-2015-GEN-001-DRAFT-01 posted

Best Regards
Relevant Url:
1. Policy Development process:
2. AFRINIC Public policy meeting site:


Barry Macharia & Seun Ojedeji
PDWG Co-Chairs

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