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[rpd] Update Received for (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02)

Christopher Mwangi christopher.mwangi at
Fri Nov 18 07:01:08 UTC 2016

2.0 Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem
In order to ensure efficient and appropriate use of resources, AFRINIC shall conduct regular reviews of resource utilization held by its members. This would allow recovery of any type of resource, where usage is not in compliance with the RSA. Those resources can be reallocated for better usage.
What is the frequency of this regularity especially in the case of the random selection criteria?  What informs the choice of the randomness .  This is not clearly and could easily reduce the very efficiency this is meant to bring .

3.5 Appeal procedure

The review shall be conducted in full transparency and neutrality. But if the result of the review does not appear to be fair, the reviewed members has the right to appeal against the result. Appeals shall follow an arbitration process as defined by AFRINIC, which shall publish the process and the pool of arbitrators who shall be knowledgeable volunteers from the community.
Define Fair in this context ?  How many times can a member appeal ? What if the appeal process necessitates a fresh audit , More investment in money , time  and other resources.
The objective of the proposal is good ,the authors may have good intent and faith, but  this  potentially introduces a huge amount of financial, capacity and time strain in Afrinics' resources and could easily divert it from its core role .
The other question I would ask myself before vouching for this policy is the intended OUTCOME , quantitatively how much of the ipv4 space are we targeting here , is it worth the cost ? opportunity cost . What alternatives do we have ,in line with Afrinics' overall objectives to put similar resources in much better use ?
What are the legal implications involved , what about the risks ? Is it even possible to run this successfully before the last of the IPV4 space is gone based on the process challenges and time constrains ?
Christopher .

-----Original Message-----
From: SamiSalih [mailto:sami at]
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 10:26 AM
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Subject: [rpd] Update Received for (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02)

Dear AfriNIC Community,

The policy proposal referenced (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02) has been updated by the authors, please refer to the updates in the following link

Best Regards,

AfriNIC PDWG Co-Chairs

Dr. Sami Salih  | Assistant Professor

Sudan University of Science and Technology Eastern Dum, P.O Box 11111-407

email: sami.salih at<mailto:sami.salih at>

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