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[rpd] Last Call for "AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04 - Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC"

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Thu Jul 13 12:26:39 UTC 2017

On 7/13/17 9:57 AM, David Hilario wrote:

> It is very honorable of anyone who is willing to return space, I have
> seen it happen a few times in other regions where some organisations
> actually returned extremely large pools of unused space to their
> respective registries, it was only LEGACY though, and there was no
> audit policy with de-registration in mind needed for that, they just
> saw it as the thing to do.

I believe you are taking Simon's comments out of context.

Speaking as a SEACOM representative, to which this particular point of
the thread has landed, what Simon means is that as a matter of
operational course, if a customer churns, the space they had been
previously assigned is freed up for use by other customers purchasing
services from SEACOM. Simon did not mean that that space becomes
available to the overall AFRINIC pool for re-distribution.

Somehow, I suspect other AFRINIC members have similar operational habits.

Hope this clarifies.

And just to re-iterate, I am still firmly opposed to this policy!

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