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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Noah noah at
Sun Feb 7 16:19:57 UTC 2016

On 7 Feb 2016 19:04, "Andrew Alston" <Andrew.Alston at>
> Noah,
> 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

Your logic and maths aside...

We have limited resources....

We have nothing to sell...

And you propose that we go out there and buy or lease?

I see this working for bigger players with $$$ and not startups who ought
to manage operational cost during inception... have you considered [1]

> Andrew


[1] AfriNIC financials mosts suffer due to non payment or late payment from
some of its members and some debts have had to be written off...
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