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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Wed Apr 12 19:33:27 UTC 2017

Hi Honest,
At 11:09 12-04-2017, Honest Ornella GANKPA wrote:
>So in order to stop internet shutdowns by governments, AFRINIC 
>(whose fundamental role is to promote Internet growth and 
>penetration in Africa), will now further punish the same community 
>it serves by shutting down ISP's and alienating the target governments?
>How does that work? (genuine question)

There isn't any text in the proposal about shutting down Internet 
Service Providers in Africa.

There has been some comments on the thread about the role of Afrinic 
Ltd.  According to Afrinic Ltd, it is "responsible for the 
distribution and management of Internet number resources" in this 
service region.  There is currently a policy discussion about the 
management of IP addresses which have been allocated to government 
agencies.  There was a comment from a regulator in which it is 
mentioned that "The "Anti-Shutdown" Proposal is an excellent start" 
[1].  I guess that the regulator may have understood that it is not 
about punishing a community.

S. Moonesamy


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