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[rpd] Draft inbound policy

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Fri Jun 17 15:40:12 UTC 2016

Hi Marcus,

So sorry if I offended you by following what is also, aside from my previous emails, clearly published on the PDP process on the AfriNIC website.  Since you are obviously to busy with your other jobs to actually read the process, let me post it for you here to make it easier:

6) Policy Development Process
Anyone can submit a proposal. Policy proposals are submitted to the Resource Policy Discussion mailing list by the author. AfriNIC will provide administrative support and assist the author(s) in drafting the proposal, if requested. AfriNIC shall also provide relevant facts and statistics if requested during the discussion.

I put the relevant section in bold underlined italics to make it easier to find.


From: "Marcus K. G. Adomey" <madomey at>
Date: Friday, 17 June 2016 at 6:11 PM
To: Evelyn Namara <evelyngeek at>, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at>
Cc: rpd List <rpd at>
Subject: RE: [rpd] Draft inbound policy

Hi Andrew,

I wanted to ask you the same question. Are we in the usurpation process where the Board  and the board members are assuming, by force, Jobs which are supposed to be carried out by specific staff? Does it mean that you (Andrew) you have no job to do on the board?

Please, answer these questions (EN and mine).

Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:49:24 +0300
From: evelyngeek at
To: Andrew.Alston at
CC: rpd at
Subject: Re: [rpd] Draft inbound policy
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<mailto:andrew.alston at>)
b. Christopher Mwangi (Christopher.mwangi at<mailto: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 regions.

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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