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[rpd] Last Call Announcement - IPv4 Soft Landing - bis (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07)

Sami Salih sami at
Thu Dec 14 08:31:38 UTC 2017

Dear PDWG, 
Good day. 

This is to remind you that the last call period for policy proposal IPv4 Soft Landing - bis (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07) will end in two days (Saturday Dec. 16 , 2017) then the Co-chairs will send the report to the board. 


PDWG Co-Chairs. 

Dr. Sami Salih | Assistant Professor 
Sudan University of Science and Technology 
Eastern Dum, P.O Box 11111-407 
email: sami.salih at 
Mob: +249122045707 

----- Original Message -----

> From: "Dewole Ajao" <dewole at>
> To: "rpd" <rpd at>
> Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:50:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [rpd] Last Call Announcement - IPv4 Soft Landing - bis
> (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07)

> Dear PDWG Community,

> We thank you for your interaction following the AFRINIC-27 meetings in Lagos,
> Nigeria although it would be nicer to see more of constructive commentary
> than personal attacks.

> Following the AFRINIC Policy Development Process as outlined in Article 3.0
> of
> , the proposal IPv4 Soft Landing Bis was moved to Last Call period for
> further input from the community before being passed on for ratification by
> the AFRINIC board or returned to the mailing list.

> For avoidance of doubt, please see portions below. Emphasis added for the
> purpose of explanation. 3.4.2 Public Policy Meeting

> The draft policy is placed on the agenda of an open public policy meeting.
> The agenda of the meeting shall be announced on the Resource Policy
> Discussion mailing list at least two weeks prior to the meeting. No change
> can be made to a draft policy within one week of the meeting. This is so
> that a stable version of the draft policy can be considered at the meeting.
> * The Chair(s) determine(s) whether rough consensus has been achieved during
> the Public Policy Meeting.*

> The Chair(s) shall publish the minutes of proceedings of the Public Policy
> Meeting not later than three weeks after the meeting. 3.4.3 Last Call

> A final review of the draft policy is initiated by the Working Group Chair(s)
> by sending an announcement to the Resource Policy Discussion mailing list.
> The Last Call period shall be at least two weeks. * The Working Group
> Chair(s) shall evaluate the feedback received during the Public Policy
> Meeting during this period and decide whether consensus has been achieved.*
> 3.4.4 Approval

> *The Working Group Chair(s) shall recommend the draft policy to the AFRINIC
> Board of Directors for approval if it has the consensus of the Policy
> Development Working Group.* The recommendation shall include a report of the
> discussions of the draft policy and feedback from the Last Call. The draft
> policy shall be ratified by the AFRINIC Board of Directors.

> For your further reference,

> Announcement of draft proposal version discussed at Public Policy Meeting:

> First community comment:

> Second community comment:

> The proposal draft discussed at the meeting was published on this mailing
> list on October 1, 2017. Over an 8-week period, that document received one
> comment (and a +1) stating that the IPv6 reserve be restricted only to new
> members.

> We duly observed previous comments from those that oppose soft landing and
> would rather remove restrictions. This concern is addressed by the fact that
> the IP addresses under discussion were in fact handed to AFRINIC in 2011
> under a global policy which equally redistributed the remaining IPv4 pool
> amongst RIRs (effectively replacing the “on-demand” policy - despite the
> fact that other RIRs may have had greater need and demand at that time).
> Refer to Section 3 (Rationale) of

> While minutes of the meeting are yet to be published, the community may
> observe the proceedings of the session at

> Complete meeting video playlist is at

> The policy proposal IPv4 Soft-Landing Bis remains in last call period as
> earlier announced.

> Thank you for your active participation as we look forward to receiving your
> comments and suggestions on the substance of the policy proposal under
> discussion.

> Regards,

> PDWG Co-Chairs

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "dewole" <dewole at>
> To: "rpd" <rpd at>
> Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 12:17:26 PM
> Subject: Last Call Announcement - IPv4 Soft Landing - bis
> (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07)

> Dear PDWG Members,

> Following discussions by the PDWG community at AFRINIC-27 during the Public
> Policy Meeting held on 30 November 2017 in Lagos, the following policy
> proposal has been moved to “Last Call”, starting today 01 December 2017.

> The last call period will be 15 calendar days.

> IPv4 Soft Landing - bis (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07) - moves to last call with
> the following minor modifications:
> Reword to remove specific reference to “XLAT translators”
> Add “including IDN ccTLDs” to
> Current Version:

> The Last Call period will end on 16 December 2017.

> PDWG Co-Chairs

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