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[rpd] Draft inbound policy

Evelyn Namara evelyngeek at
Fri Jun 17 14:49:24 UTC 2016

Hi Andrew,

Isn't it the job of the PDP co-chairs to post policy proposal drafts?  Or
has it now become a function of board members as well to do so even if they
are part of the community?

Hi All,

The following has been submitted to policy-submission and I am also posting
it here for discussion in the mean time.



Draft Policy Name: Inbound Transfer Policy
Unique Identifier:
Status: Under Discussion
Submission Date: 17 June 2016
Amends: N/A

a. Andrew Alston (andrew.alston at
b. Christopher Mwangi (Christopher.mwangi at

1. Introduction:
The AfriNIC Service Region has the lowest amount of IPv4 space of any of
the RIR defined regions.  As such, when AfriNIC depletes its current space,
there will still be a need for further IPv4 addresses on the continent. In
addition to this, there may be circumstances where companies wish to use
specific v6 resources and ASN’s unavailable on the continent.

While the community has voiced concerns that enacting a transfer policy
will result in the flow of resources off the continent, this policy
addresses that by purely catering for inbound transfers, without allowing
or affecting transfers flowing out of the continent to other RIR service

2. Resources covered under this policy
This policy covers the inbound transfer of all IP resources, including
ASN’s, both 16bit and 32bit, IPv4 space and IPv6 space

3. Details of inbound transfer requirements
AfriNIC shall accept all inbound transfers of all resources explicitly
referred to in section 2
For transfers into the region, the recipient of IP space (v4 or v6) must
provide a plan to AfriNIC for the use of at least 50% of the transferred
resource within the next 5 years.
Once received, the space shall form part of the recipient’s normal
allocations for the purpose of evaluating the size of the recipient from an
AfriNIC membership perspective.
Should a recipient of transferred space apply for further resources from
AfriNIC directly, all space received via transfers shall be included in any
evaluation done for further resource allocation by AfriNIC.

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