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

Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri wafa at
Sun Nov 8 08:09:46 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Totally agree  with Douglas this policy does not look beneficial for the region.



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De : Douglas Onyango

Envoyé : vendredi 6 novembre 23:40

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

À : Seun Ojedeji

Cc : rpd

Hi Mark, Thanks for this first attempt. Whilst I am open to the idea of transfer of resources, I feel that the policy in its current form will disadvantage the region more than it will benefit it. More specific concerns are inline: On 3 November 2015 at 11:47, Seun Ojedeji wrote: ]> The Policy solves the issue of an African organisation using space in > another Region. Borrowing from your logic of making policies compatible with other regions, The Googles, Microsofts, et al of this world, currently acquire and use space from the regions they operate in. Is there a strong reason you think an African company expanding outside the continent should be different? I also see a huge potential for abuse of the policy in its current form if companies are allowed to transfer space to other RIRs which effectively removes the space from the radar and control of AFRINIC. >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. I would advise that Legacy space be left out of the policy completely. A partial attempt at tackling it may only raise more issues than it solves. > 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. 12 months might serious advantage some and disadvantage other members. I suggest you make space acquired through transfers count towards a member's allocations/assignments. i.e if you had used 70% of space and you acquire additional space through a transfer, your allocation/assignment should adjust accordingly. This should be a simple and elegant solution. Regards, _______________________________________________ RPD mailing list RPD at
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