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

Honest Ornella GANKPA honest1989 at
Wed Apr 12 19:58:34 UTC 2017

Hi SM,

If Afrinic refuses to provide services and revoke ressources to our
national ISP, it affects a large amount of Benin's internet users. Is that
not punishing Benin's internet users community? It might not be the intent
but has the same effect

Empowering regulators and such might be a more suitable goal for Afrinic in
my opinion


Honest Ornella GANKPA

2017-04-12 20:33 GMT+01:00 <sm+afrinic at>:

> 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.
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy
> 1.
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