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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Update to Resources review policy proposal

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Wed Nov 16 17:24:15 UTC 2016

> On Nov 16, 2016, at 7:19 PM, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM, ALAIN AINA <aalain at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We are back to this again, and i think it is time for co-chairs to  request
>> AFRINIC to provide an analysis (technical, financial, legal or other), of
>> the impact of this "implementation guideline”* of the RSA (Registration
>> Service Agreement, section 4) ressources review  provisions.
>> AFRINIC is already committed on doing these reviews as part of its mandate
>> and nobody is imposing unrealistic KPIs on the RIR.
>> Review does not necessary lead to recovery which occurred as last ressort.
>> The main goal is better and efficient utilisation  of ressources, discourage
>> of abuses and frauds.
>> (*) The Internet Number Resources review by AFRINIC policy proposal shall be
>> viewed as implementation guideline of the review as  stated by the RSA.
> (1) AfriNIC CEO already said in the past on this policy that it will
> put significant strain on his staffs or cost the company much money it
> does not have to bring new resources to make it work. I call upon him
> to confirm what he meant by this.

This must part of an official staff analysis of the policy proposal which shall be linked to the proposal for the  discussions. 

> (2) In past discussion it was stated that AfriNIC already does reviews.

Any pointers, referrals to reviews results  ?
For example, check AFRINIC at <>

> (3) RSA 4b is very clear on actions to take when a member breaches RSA
> when information asked by AfriNIC was not provided. A policy is not
> needed to define the method.

The RSA does not include an implementation plan. A publicly known and accepted method  will help AFRINIC, members and community practice this easily.  

> At the moment I dont see a real problem this policy solves. It only
> creates more problems.

Hmmmm. Can you elaborate a bit more ? Thanks

> It is irrelevant and unneeded. Aspect of its
> crux are already met in RSA. Implementing those aspects can be
> considered operational matter which staff can handle with no member
> interventions.

I  will be satisfied by an implementation plan which does not turn to the same recommendations as at URL  below. <>  

2.0 Recommendations

During the AFRINIC-18 meeting in Lusaka, a policy proposal requiring members to keep their whois contact information up-to-date was discussed, during which we recommended to the author and the community that there is already an initiative internally on the same matter, and that perhaps the proposal is not needed unless that initiative is not successful. Consequently, the author withdrew that proposal.

Considering the time and effort being used by our Member Services Liaison to chase members on this project, we have come to the conclusion that the internal initiative has not recorded the success we were hoping for, and hereby recommend that the PDWG Chairs ask the previous author of the previously withdrawn “AFRINIC WHOIS Database Clean-up” proposal to re-introduce it to the community such that members are compelled through policy to keep their whois contact information accurate and up-to-date.



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