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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Sun Feb 7 16:04:47 UTC 2016


WHY do intra-RIR transfers work in Europe and the US so much better than what will work in Africa?

Because they have TONS of space, the VAST majority of the worlds space sits in those regions, therefore LOGIC dictates that the majority of space for sale will be IN THOSE REGIONS.

In Africa, where we have precious little space, there is no space to sell, hence, you have to be able to buy from where the space sits, that’s in ARIN and RIPE regions.

This is simple mathematical logic


From: Noah <noah at<mailto:noah at>>
Date: Sunday, 7 February 2016 at 6:59 PM
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at<mailto:Andrew.Alston at>>
Cc: rpd List <rpd at<mailto:rpd at>>, jcadams0304 <jcadams0304 at<mailto:jcadams0304 at>>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

On 7 Feb 2016 18:42, "Andrew Alston" <Andrew.Alston at<mailto:Andrew.Alston at>> wrote:
> Noah,
> There is no big market out there?
> There have been 3586 transfers in the RIPE region since they started allowing transfers, and from 2014 to date the total number of IP’s transferred are close to, or slightly more than 18 million addresses.
> In the ARIN region there have been around 4.5 million addresses transferred since start of 2014 (and its picking up)
> Added together, that’s 22.5 million addresses, or close the amount of space AFRINIC has available total.

Fine but these are intra-irr tranfers if am not mistaken and not inter-irr between ARIN and RIPE members?

If we are talking of tranfers within our own region then i rest my case...

> There is a market, time to wake up to reality and accept it


> Andrew

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