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[rpd] New Proposal - "Internet Number Resources Audit by AFRINIC (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01)"
sergekbk at gmail.com
Tue May 24 08:35:37 UTC 2016
Thanks for you responses and suggestions. We will take them into
We also welcome additional suggestions or ideas to improve the proposal.
On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 7:01 PM, Ousmane MOUSSA TESSA <
Ousmane.Tessa at wacren.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It seems to me that as this proposal withdraw the attention of such
> members, it's very important to compare the benefits vs costs to implement
> I'll say out of hand, that the scarecrow of induced costs is scaled down
> by the process of selecting Members to be "audited"! AfriNIC won't spend
> all its revenue for this "marginal" activity!
> Oh! Maybe "audited" sounds very frightening, and I suggest "scrutinized".
> And at point 3.6 about "Compliance Report", it's better definitively not
> named the members which have be "scrutinized" for evident reasons and just
> use this compliance report as a non-do behavior short lists in AfriNIC!
> Modulo these two points, I support the proposal!
> AFRNIC shall publish an annual report describing the members which
>>> have been audited and their level of complianceMorever Le 23-05-2016
>>> 17:22, Noah a écrit :
>> Hi Seun
>> And thank you for sharing this proposal.
>> I am of the opinion that this will only make sense when we are out of
>> I am also of the opinion that whereas some LIR's may still be
>> sponteniously utilising their allocations, this come with the nature
>> of business as folks can appreciate the challenges of internet
>> development in our continent.
>> In anycase, most allocations requests are normally strategic to
>> businesses and their visions / projections. Suppose a business has a
>> goal of utilising an allocation x for y number of years and its just
>> been in business for a few years. Then what?
>> Just my thoughts around this proposed policy.
>> On 21 May 2016 11:05, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Members,
>>> We have received a new policy Proposal - "Internet Number Resources
>>> Audit by AFRINIC (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01)"
>>> Draft Policy name: Internet Number Resources Audit by AFRINIC
>>> Unique identifier: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01
>>> Status: Under Discussion
>>> Submission Date: 18 May 2016
>>> Amends: None
>>> Authors: Amelina Arnaud, Ilunga Kabwika Serge, Jean-Baptiste
>>> Wafa Dahmani
>>> Text Below:
>>> 1) INTRODUCTION
>>> As Internet Number resources are finite, their allocation is based
>>> on the operational needs of end-users and Internet Services
>>> Providers while avoiding stockpiling in accordance with RFC7020,
>>> IPv4 Allocation Policy (AFPUB-2005-V4- 001), IPv6 Allocation and
>>> assignment policy (AFPUB-2013-v6-001) and Policy for Autonomous
>>> System Numbers (ASN) Management in the AFRINIC region
>>> Section 4 of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA) provides the
>>> framework for investigations of the usage of allocated Internet
>>> Number resources, defines members’ obligation to cooperate and the
>>> measures to be taken by AFRINIC in case of failure to comply.
>>> The lack of such investigation or regular control can lead to
>>> inefficient usage of the Internet Number resources, to stockpiling
>>> and other types of abuse.
>>> 2) SUMMARY OF HOW THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM
>>> In order to ensure efficient and appropriate use of resources,
>>> AFRINIC shall conduct regular audits of resource utilisation held by
>>> its members. This would allow recovery of any type of resource,
>>> where usage is not in compliance with the RSA. Those resources can
>>> be reallocated for better usage.
>>> 3) PROPOSAL
>>> 3.1) The audits shall be based on compliance with the terms outlined
>>> in the RSA and Allocation/Assignment Policies.
>>> 3.2) The audits cover all allocated or Assigned resources, but
>>> priority goes to IPv4 and ASN mappable to two-octet ASN.
>>> 3.3) Classes of audit:
>>> Members to be audited shall be selected according to the following
>>> a) Random:
>>> The member is chosen by AFRINIC at random between members of the
>>> following categories:
>>> Medium and above
>>> IPv6-only Large
>>> b) Selected:
>>> A member is selected because of an internal report or due to a lack
>>> of contact between the AFRINIC and the member.
>>> c) Reported:
>>> The members have requested the audit themselves or there has been a
>>> community complaint made against them that requires investigation.
>>> 3.4 In case of non-compliance and if evidence has been established
>>> in accordance with the non-exhaustive list below:
>>> a) Unjustified lack of visibility of the resource on the global
>>> routing table.
>>> b) Breach of AFRINIC policies.
>>> c) Breach of the provisions of the registration service agreement or
>>> other legal agreements between the organisation holding the resource
>>> and AFRINIC.
>>> d) Evidence that an organisation is no more operating and its blocks
>>> have not been transferred.
>>> e) Unauthorised transfers under the provisions of the policies.
>>> AFRNIC shall initiate the resource recovery process.
>>> AFRINIC shall attempt to contact the organisation and correct any
>>> discrepancy towards the RSA. If the situation cannot be rectified,
>>> AFRINIC shall publish the resources to be recovered for a period of
>>> three (3) months; during which the organisation may at any time,
>>> seek compliance. After this period, the resource shall be recovered
>>> and therefore the records of the previous holder of the recovered
>>> resource shall be removed from AFRINIC databases.
>>> Any Internet Number Resources recovered under this policy may be
>>> assigned/allocated under existing Allocation and Assignment
>>> 3.5 Appeal procedure
>>> The audit shall be conducted in full transparency and neutrality.
>>> But if the result of the audit does not appear to be fair, the
>>> audited members has the right to appeal against the result. Appeals
>>> shall follow an arbitration process as defined by AFRINIC, which
>>> shall publish the process and the pool of arbitrators who shall be
>>> knowledgeable volunteers from the community.
>>> Outcome of the arbitration process are unequivocal and without
>>> 3.6 Compliance Report
>>> AFRNIC shall publish an annual report describing the members which
>>> have been audited and their level of compliance.
>>> 4.0 REVISION HISTORY
>>> 18 May 2016: First Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01 Posted on RPD
>>> 5.0 REFERENCES
>>> Best Regards
>>> Relevant Url:
>>> 1. Policy Development process:
>>> Sami Salih & Seun Ojedeji
>>> PDWG Co-Chairs
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