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[rpd] Summary of proposals: IPv4 Runout Management
Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Wed Nov 9 16:24:56 UTC 2016
It means that international organisations who are coming into Africa who already have space outside, can bring that space with them.
The same way that so many US providers utilize space they have from ARIN in Europe on the networks built there. In the same way other content providers (including some of the ones you named) are using space assigned from other regions in Africa.
From: fransossen at yahoo.com [mailto:fransossen at yahoo.com]
Sent: 09 November 2016 19:20
To: AfriNIC RPD MList. <rpd at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Summary of proposals: IPv4 Runout Management
> On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:49 PM, Dewole Ajao <dewole at forum.org.ng> wrote:
> Good day,
Thank you for this summary of current and potential future policy.
I have some remarks regarding the definition of "New Entrant":
"New Entrant - Ether a member or new member that at the time of application had no previous IPv4 allocations or assignments made to them by AFRINIC, and were not holders of legacy IPv4 space or other IPv4 space sourced either through a potential transfer market or other RIR."
Especially the part after the mention of resources that were issued directly by AFRINIC "and were not holders of legacy IPv4 space or other IPv4 space sourced either through a potential transfer market or other RIR"
Does that mean that any organisation that already holds address space registered to them cannot become an LIR in AFRINIC and expand to the African market regardless if what they currently have is an assignment, allocation or even legacy space registered in another RIR?
So the likes of Netflix or other content providers would not be able to enter into the African market?
This would not only limit content providers, but IXPs, ISPs basically any currently established organisation having any Internet related business would be barred from joining AFRINIC as a member in order to get an IPv4 allocation for their African operations.
It would also be a very difficult policy to enforce.
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