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[rpd] Question about the current soft landing policy...

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Wed Jun 7 08:32:39 UTC 2017


That’s good news – in which case – can we request that the history on the policy be updated to accurately reflect this – so that what is stated online reflects adherence to the PDP process



From: Mark Elkins [mailto:mje at]
Sent: 07 June 2017 11:16
To: rpd at
Subject: Re: [rpd] Question about the current soft landing policy...

From my archives, (McTims date on his PC is suspect)

Posted: 03/11/2011 22:16
From: McTIM
(Delivery-date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:19:05 +0200)


A sharp eyed reader has pointed out that the version number in the

above subject line is incorrect.

It should read  "AFPUB-2011-v4-004".

Apologies for the error.

Best Regards,


AfriNIC PDWG co-chair

On 9/9/11, McTim <dogwallah at><mailto:dogwallah at> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

The last call period has now closed for the Global Policy for Post

Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA (AFPUB-2010-v4-006)

policy proposal.

No objections were received on this proposal during the last call

period. This policy proposal was also deemed to have reached consensus

at AfriNIC-14 face-to-face Public Policy Meeting.

The Policy Discussion Working Group Co-Chairs, therefore, hereby

declare that consensus has been achieved.

The PDWG Co-Chairs will now proceed to report to the AfriNIC Board on

this proposal and will recommend ratification by the Board.


PDWG Co-Chairs

So it appears that the PDP Co-Chairs called consensus, did the last call and asked the Board to ratify.

On 07/06/2017 05:13, Andrew Alston wrote:
Hi Guys,

So, I was looking at the current soft landing policy – and I’m now confused –

According to the history of the policy as per what is published:

On the 28th of May 2011 the last call completed and the PDWG co-chairs declared no consensus.
On the 5th of August 2011 an updated version of the proposal was posted to the website and the rpd mailing list
On the 11th of November 2011 the proposal was ratified by the board under resolution 201111.138

Can someone explain to me how this is possible – because between the posting of an updated version of the proposal on the 5th of August 2011 and the resolution that ratified the policy – there was no public policy meeting – the public policy meeting was held at AFRINIC-15 from the 19th to 25th of November 2011 in Cameroon.

Even if we assume that consensus on the policy was found at AFRINIC-14 between the 4th and 10th of June 2011 in Dar es Salaam – the process states that there should have been another last call period on the policy that was ratified (even if modifications were concluded in dar es salaam).

So – if that history is correct on the policy – the ratification of the policy is not valid since it is a violation of the PDP process – does anyone have any archives that go back this far so we can get a real history on the current policy and check its validity please?




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