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[rpd] Policy Proposal Update - IPv4 Soft Landing-bis

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Sun Aug 28 22:50:54 UTC 2016

Hi John,
At 13:41 28-08-2016, John Hay wrote:
>But the current policies for LIR and End User allocation do use 
>"justify" and % utilization immediately or within a set period. So 
>for AfriNIC to be able to assess that, they need to know what is 
>going to be done with it?

Sorry for not being clear.  "justify" and utilization are not about 
people actually using IP addresses to connect to the internet.  Would 
you prefer to be assigned a "public" IPv4 address for your home (or 
company) or would you agree to be assigned a "private" IPv4 
address?  My preference is to have an IPv4 address assigned by my ISP.

>So is large end users the problem? How many large end user 
>assignment requests do AfriNIC get?

I was waiting to read the analysis about the proposal to find the 
answers to the above questions.

One problem is what you mentioned in another message: "how much do we 
want to stretch our reserve of IPv4 space?"  I was the co-Chair of 
this group when the existing soft-landing policy was adopted.  The 
disagreement at that time was about whether the IPv4 address space 
could be used outside the region.

>I would hope that as usage move from IPv4 to IPv6, AfriNIC will 
>adjust their fees? More and more devices use addresses, so the need 
>for address space is not going to go away.

The (IPv6) fees will be contentious when Afrinic Ltd does the adjustment.

With hindsight I'd say that there has been an absence of strategy in 
relation to IPv4 address space and the internet in this service 
region.  It is unfortunately too late to do much about that.

S. Moonesamy 

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