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

Noah noah at
Wed Jul 19 19:22:24 UTC 2017

> On Jun 26, 2017, at 8:37 PM, Lu Heng < at> wrote:
> This policy is in direct conflict with transfer policy, if someone wants
to sell their address space, they surely not commit to use it with the
original purpose, should AFRINIC instead of allowing them to transfer the
space, but reclaim them and redistribute them for "better use"? If that is
the case, the transfer policy will have no use because of that.


So your worry is that someone will not be in a position to "sell" idle IP
address space through the transfer policy?

I always thought the fundamental premise was for INR's to be allocated for
use that can promote internet expansion rather than profit from INR's.

On 12 Jul 2017 9:14 a.m., "Bill Woodcock" <woody at> wrote:

I would just like to point out that the AfriNIC community does not exist to
serve the financial interests of those who wish to sell addresses, rather
than use them.

 + Bill

And whoever in their wildest thoughts think the community shall seat back
and see them trade IPv4 for any other reason beyond using them to build
infracture and extend internet related services in AFRICA should brace
themselves for now.

The AfriNIC community is the community of people who need IP addresses, in
order to route them and give people access to the Internet.

+1 Bill

The AfriNIC policy process exists to serve those who wish to _use_ IP
addresses, not those who wish to profit from them at the expense of the

+1 Bill

Especially those who wish to profit from INR's especially the so called
IPv4 brokers. There is AFRINIC for goodness sake.

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