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[rpd] Draft inbound policy

Dewole Ajao dewole at
Fri Jun 17 16:31:46 UTC 2016

Good day all,

The latest revision of the Policy Development Process as outlined at 
starts with authors submitting a draft to the mailing list. After this, 
AFRINIC staff assign a unique identifier, give the authors any necessary 
feedback, and then post the draft online. Once this is done, the 
proposal becomes a community-accessible document whose progress can then 
be tracked.

While the author in this case has exercised his right (as an RPD lister) 
to initiate a policy discussion, the proposal awaits ID and publication 
(in the right format/template as specified in the PDP) by AFRINIC staff. 
This does not however prevent the community from discussing it if they 
choose to.

We hope this makes things clearer.

Dewole Ajao & Sami Salih (PDWG Co-Chairs).

On 6/17/2016 10:09 AM, Andrew Alston wrote:
> Hi All,
> The following has been submitted to policy-submission and I am also posting it here for discussion in the mean time.
> Thanks
> Andrew
> Draft Policy Name: Inbound Transfer Policy
> Unique Identifier:
> Status: Under Discussion
> Submission Date: 17 June 2016
> Amends: N/A
> Author(s):
> 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 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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