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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Tue Jun 21 18:31:27 UTC 2016

> On Jun 21, 2016, at 9:09 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> On Jun 21, 2016, at 09:29 , Omo Oaiya <Omo.Oaiya at <mailto:Omo.Oaiya at>> wrote:
>> On 21 June 2016 at 17:35, Owen DeLong <owen at <mailto:owen at>> wrote:
>> 1.	You must take this free IPv6 in order to get more IPv4.
>> 2.	Here’s your IPv4, by the way, would you also like some free IPv6 to go with that? (current practice)
>> 3.	If you ask for IPv6, we’ll give it to you for free.
>> Owen,
>> I understand the discussion on #1 somewhat differently.  It is one of 2 options
>> - If you are a newcomer or existing user without v6 you should show v6 plans to get v4 
>> - If you are existing with v6, you should show acceptable utilisation as per current policies to get more of any
>> -Omo
>>  <http:/>
> Omo,
> What you describe is more along the lines of 2 IMHO than 1.
> One of the proposals has been stated as “Do not allocate IPv4 unless they also have received an IPv6 allocation.” <> section 3.8

LIR and End users requesting IPv4 must have IPv6 resources from AFRINIC (or request concomitantly with the IPv4) or from their upstreams.

And IPv6 allocation policy said :
6.1. Initial allocation

6.1.1. Initial allocation criteria

To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an organization must:

a) be an LIR;

b) not be an end site;

c) show a detailed plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations in the AFRINIC region.

d) show a reasonable plan for making /48 IPv6 assignments to end sites in the AFRINIC region within twelve months.

6.1.2. Initial allocation size

Organizations that meet the initial allocation criteria are eligible to receive a minimum allocation of /32.

Organizations may qualify for an initial allocation greater than /32 by submitting documentation that reasonably justifies the request. If so, the allocation size will be based on the number of existing users and the extent of the organization's infrastructure.


Hope we read the criteria for end-sites assignment at: <>

Send a request for v6, meet the criteria and get v6 allocation/assignment before you qualify to get v4 from the  last /8


> I suppose arguably your proposal could be a 4th category, but I don’t recall it being discussed previously.
> Owen
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