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[rpd] Proposal Update received: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC

Dewole Ajao dewole at
Tue Apr 18 20:28:29 UTC 2017

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 and online at

Please take some time to go through the proposal contents and provide 
your feedback.

Thank you.
PDWG Co-Chairs

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     Name : Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC (Draft 4)
     Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT04
     Status: Under Discussion
     Date: 11 April 2017
         (a) Amelina Arnaud | <arnaud.amelina at 
<mailto:arnaud.amelina at>> | AUF/TogoRER
         (b) Ilunga Kabwika Serge | <sergekbk at 
<mailto:sergekbk at>> |
         (c) Jean-Baptiste Millogo |<jean.millogo at 
<mailto:jean.millogo at>>| Orange Burkina
         (d) Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri | <wafa at <mailto:wafa at>> 

1.0 Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

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 
7.0.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.

3.0 Proposal

The policy proposal will modify the CPM as follows:

Insert a section 13 to the CPM as follows:

13.0 Internet Number Resources Review

13.1 The reviews shall be based on compliance with the terms outlined in the
RSA and Allocation/Assignment Policies.

13.2 The reviews cover all allocated/Assigned resources, but priority goes
to IPv4 and ASN mappable to two-octet ASN.

13.3 Classes of review: Members to be reviewed shall be selected according
to the following classes:

13.3.1 Random

The member is chosen by AFRINIC at random between members of the 
following categories:
•    Medium and above
•    IPv6-only Large
•    EU-AS

13.3.2 Selected

A)  member is selected because of an internal report or due to a lack of 
contact between the AFRINIC and the member.

13.3.3 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 

13.4 In case of non-compliance and if evidence has been established in 
accordance with:

•    Breach of AFRINIC policies
•    Breach of the provisions of the registration service agreement or 
other legal agreements between the organization holding the       
resource and AFRINIC.

AFRNIC shall initiate the resource recovery process. AFRINIC shall 
attempt to contact the organization 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 organization 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 updated in AFRINIC’s 
databases. Any Internet Number Resources recovered under this policy may 
be assigned/allocated under existing Allocation and Assignment Policies.

13.5 Appeal procedure

The review shall be conducted in full transparency and neutrality.

Reviewed members who are not satisfied have 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 
whom shall be knowledgeable volunteers from the community.  The outcome 
of the arbitration process is unequivocal.

13.6 Compliance Report

AfriNIC shall publish an annual report describing review activities, in 
accordance with Mauritius Data Protection Act and NDA with members.

13.7 Acknowledgements

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 contributions.

4.0 Revision History
  Date      Details
  18 May 2016

Version 1.0

- First Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01
- Posted on RPD list
  05 Aug 2016

Version 2.0

- Second Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02
- Change on the policy’s name
- Addition of the Acknowledgement section
- Rephrasing of section 3.3.3
05 Aug 2016

Version 3.0

- Update of section 3.3.3 from discussions on mailing list
- Update of section 3.7 (Acknowledgements) to thank the community for 
discussions and contributions
18 Nov 2016

Version 4.0

- Fourth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT04
- Reformatting and renumbering for insertion into Consolidated Policy 
Manual as Section 13.0
- Update and Rephrasing of section 13.4
- Update and Rephrasing of section 13.5
- Update and Rephrasing of section 13.6
11 Apr 2017

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