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[rpd] Proposal Update received: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC
dewole at forum.org.ng
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.
Unique identifier: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT03
Draft Policy Name: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC
(a) Arnaud A. A. AMELINA | arnaud.amelina at auf.org
<mailto:arnaud.amelina at auf.org> | AUT.TogoRER
(b) Serge ILUNGA KABWIKA | sergekbk at gmail.com
<mailto:sergekbk at gmail.com> | Vodacom Congo SA
(c) Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO | jbmillogo at gmail.com
<mailto:jbmillogo at gmail.com> | Airtel Burkina
(d) DAHMANI ZAAFOURI Wafa | wafa at ati.tn <mailto:wafa at ati.tn> | ATI
Submission Date : 19 Nov. 2016
Related Policies (where applicable)
Obsoletes : None
Amends : None
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.
3.1 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
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
- 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.
- 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
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