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[rpd] Proposal Update received: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC

Dewole Ajao dewole at
Sat Nov 19 21:07:04 UTC 2016

Dear PDWG members,

This is to inform you that authors of the policy proposal named 
"Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC" have submitted an updated 
version as displayed below. PDWG section of AFRINIC website will be 
updated in due course.

Thank you.
PDWG Co-Chairs

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Unique identifier: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT03

Draft Policy Name: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC
      (a) Arnaud A. A. AMELINA | arnaud.amelina at 
<mailto:arnaud.amelina at> | AUT.TogoRER
      (b) Serge ILUNGA KABWIKA | sergekbk at 
<mailto:sergekbk at> | Vodacom Congo SA
      (c) Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO | jbmillogo at 
<mailto:jbmillogo at> | Airtel Burkina
      (d) DAHMANI ZAAFOURI Wafa | wafa at <mailto:wafa at> | ATI

Draft Policy

Submission Date : 19 Nov. 2016

Related Policies (where applicable)
Obsoletes : None
Amends : None

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1. As Internet Number resources are finite, their allocation is based on 
the operational needs of end-users and Internet Services Providers, 
while avoiding stockpiling in accordance with RFC7020, IPv4 Allocation 
Policy CPM 5.5, IPv6 Allocation and assignment policy CPM 6.5 and Policy 
for Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) Management in the AFRINIC region CPM 

Section 4 of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA) provides the 
framework for investigations of the usage of allocated Internet Number 
resources, defines members’ obligation to cooperate and the measures to 
be taken by AFRINIC in case of failure to comply.

The lack of such investigation or regular control can lead to 
inefficient usage of the Internet Number resources, to stockpiling and 
other type of abuses.

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.

3.0 Proposal

3.1 The reviews shall be based on compliance with the terms outlined in 
the RSA and Allocation/Assignment Policies.

3.2 The reviews cover all allocated/Assigned resources, but priority 
goes to IPv4 and ASN mappable to two-octet ASN.

3.3 Classes of review: Members to be reviewed shall be selected 
according to the following classes:

3.3.1 Random: The member is chosen by AFRINIC at random between members 
of the following categories:

     - Medium and above
     - IPv6-only Large
     - EU-AS

3.3.2 Selected:

A member is selected because of an internal report or due to a lack of 
contact between the AFRINIC and the member.

3.3.3 Reported: Here, members are reviewed either because:

     a. They have requested the review themselves or
     b. There has been a community complaint made against them that 
warrants investigation. Complaints shall be backed by evidence and 
AFRINIC  staff  shall evaluate the facts as appropriate to conduct the 
review. However this review is not applicable to a member  with the same 
resources portfolio on which a full review has been completed in the 
preceding 24 months.

3.4 In case of non-compliance and if evidence has been established in 
accordance with the non-exhaustive list below:

     - Unjustified lack of visibility of the resource on the global 
routing table.
     - Breach of AFRINIC policies.
     - Breach of the provisions of the registration service agreement or 
other legal agreements between the organization holding the resource and 
     - Evidence that an organisation is no more operating and its blocks 
have not been transferred.
         - Unauthorized transfers of resources.

AFRNIC shall initiate the resource recovery process.

AFRINIC shall attempt to contact the organisation and correct any 
discrepancy towards the RSA. If the situation cannot be rectified, 
AFRINIC shall publish the resources to be recovered for a period of 
three (3) months; during which the organisation may at any time, seek 
compliance. After this period, the resource shall be recovered and 
therefore the records of the previous holder of the recovered resource 
shall be removed from AFRINIC’s databases.

Any Internet Number Resources recovered under this policy may be 
assigned/allocated under existing Allocation and Assignment Policies.

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.

Outcome of the arbitration process are unequivocal

3.6 Compliance Report

AFRINIC shall publish an annual report describing the members which have 
been reviewed and their level of compliance.

3.7 Acknowledgement

- The authors thank Mr. Alain AINA for his contribution in the 
development of this Policy proposal.
- The authors also thank the community for the discussions and 

4.0 Revision History

18 May 2016 Version 1.0

First Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01 Posted on RPD list

05 Aug 2016 Version 2.0

     - Change on the policy’s name
     - Addition of the Acknowledgement section
     - Rephrasing of section 3.3.3

19 Nov 2016 Version 3.0
     - Update of section 3.3.3 from discussions on mailing list
     - Update of section 3.7 (Aknowledgement) to thank the community for 
discussions and contributions

5.0 References <> 

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