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[rpd] Inbound Policy
sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
Fri Dec 9 18:03:05 UTC 2016
At 04:45 09-12-2016, fransossen at yahoo.com wrote:
>My comments where in context of future IPv4 transfers, apologies if unclear.
>Of course anyone can still get what they need as long as they are in
Thank you for clarifying that.
>I could be wrong and for some reason the AFRINIC transfer market
>prices will be lower than in the rest of the world, but I don't see
>Without any possibility to offer any external competition,the prices
>within the region will be as high as the seller wants, given the
>amount of members in the region the offer will be scarce leading to
>high prices without any possibility to source outside of the region
>and import into AFRINIC.
Please see below.
>The more restrictive the transfers policy is, the higher the costs
>will be, inbound transfer would had helped a bit and at the least it
>would give an option or alternative for sourcing IPv4 address.
I gathered that pricing would depend on the restrictions in a policy
>I support transfers as in "they will happen, let's regulate them or
>we will get a mess", other than that I am not a fan of them,
>but all transfers will come at a financial costs, they are not "new
>allocations" issued from the AFRINIC pool.
>Any company sourcing transfers will do so at a large cost.
There are also legal issues to consider.
>Putting restrictions on transfer from out of region is not going to
>help new LIRs and is certainly not going to help any already
>existing organisation either other than sellers/brokers, by the time
>transfers are happening, the IPv4 pool of the AFRINIC will be
>depleted, and no "policing" can replenish that pool to any level
>that would have a noticeable impact for the whole community.
>IPv4 policies are there to ensure the fair distribution and
>utilisation of address space from the free pool, once that pool is
>depleted, a lot of these policies will be obsolete and even
>detrimental to the further development of IPv4 networks, restricting
>inbound transfer but allowing intra transfer is detrimental to
>almost everyone but the sellers/brokers.
The existing policy states that IPv4 distribution is according to
actual need and on the basis of immediate use. It seems more like a
matter of when distribution cannot be done on that basis instead of
being about when the free pool will be depleted. There are also
legal considerations. I agree that there are limits to "policing" or
enforcement. I am not sure about this; the "intra transfer" might be
perceived as a way to find out how transfer works instead of a
proposal which is advantageous to the buyers.
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