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[rpd] Soft landing bis opposition

Erwee de Kock erwee at
Sat Dec 2 08:16:57 UTC 2017

I, Erwee de Kock, representing myself as a concerned community member 
hereby wish to
state my clear and unambiguous opposition to the IPv4 Soft Landing BIS 

I oppose this policy because I believe that the policy in its current 
form is harmful to the
industry and the Internet; and regardless of the motives of the authors, 
will have the
effect of limiting the growth of Internet penetration in Africa.

I further believe that to lock space up in a manner that ensures that it 
will still be unused
after the rest of the world has moved to V6, thereby wasting a precious 
African resource
until such a point as it will be worthless is completely contrary to the 
interests of the
African industry, the African people, and the Internet as a whole.

Finally, I believe that this policy and its implementation are in direct 
conflict with section
3.4.ii of the AFRINIC bylaws, which reads (with particular emphasis on 
relevant wording

(Under Types and Objects of the company)

3.4 The Company shall have, both within and outside the Republic of 
Mauritius, full
capacity to carry and/or undertake any business or activity, including, 
but not limited to,
the following objects:

3.4.i To provide the service of allocating and registering Internet 
resources for the purpose
of enabling communications via open system network protocols and to 
assist in the
development and growth of the Internet in the African region.

As such, I oppose this policy and oppose any further tightening of 
restrictions in the
context of this, or future, soft landing policies.

On 01/12/2017 19:10, Andrew Alston wrote:
> As per attached
> Andrew
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