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[rpd] AFRINIC Board ratifies Policy Proposal AFPUB-2016-V4-003-DRAFT03: IPv4 Resources transfer within the AFRINIC Region

Lu Heng at
Fri Jul 21 15:20:32 UTC 2017

I think it’s unlikely that many routers would support anything below /24,
as the practice of not allowing split will lead to a decrease in supply in
small blocks (as large ones cannot be split), which undeniably increases
operation cost for small business.

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 21:00 Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On 21/Jul/17 14:52, Mike Burns wrote:
> Hello,
> FYI, every other RIR allows partial block sales down to the minimum transfer size.
> This might mean a negative impact due to route de-aggregation, but it has a positive impact on the supply of addresses for the market, as address-holders can sell small sections of their holdings that might be unused, without the need for emptying the entire block.
> I think some text to cap the minimum transfer size to a /24 is still
> reasonable from a router FIB resource management perspective. I know it's
> not the RIR's job to be "operational", but given that IPv4's last legs
> could easily cost Internet infrastructure dearly, I think it's prudent.
> Mark.
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Kind regards.
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