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[rpd] Correcting some misconceptions about the anti-shutdown policy proposal

abel ELITCHA kmw.elitcha at
Thu Apr 13 15:02:05 UTC 2017

Dear CEO,

Does the above statements coming from Ceo superseding co-authors or pdp


2017-04-13 14:27 GMT+00:00 Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at>:

> A proposal has been put forward by some individuals in the community, but
> no decisions have been made.
> The AFRINIC community's policy development process is open to all. Anybody
> can propose a policy, but if it fails to find rough consensus in the
> community then it will not be implemented. AFRINIC as an organisation has
> not yet assessed the legal or other ramifications of the policy proposal
> under discussion.
> There are a few misconceptions that I have encountered more than once:
> 1. It’s a proposal that has entered the early discussion phase, it’s not a
> policy.
> 2. The proposal was not made by AFRINIC, it was made by members of the
> community.
> 3. The proposal does not suggest that AFRINIC should cut off Internet
> access in any countries.  It suggests that AFRINIC should stop allocating
> IP addresses to certain governments and government-related entities under
> certain circumstances.
> 4. The proposal does not suggest that AFRINIC should stop allocating IP
> addresses to ordinary businesses or users in countries that suffer Internet
> shutdowns; the proposal is targeting only the governments or
> government-related entities.
> Alan Barrett
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