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[rpd] Appeal against softlanding-bis declaration of consensus

Marcus K. G. Adomey madomey at
Thu Jan 4 15:21:48 UTC 2018

Hi Mark Elkins,

I may agree with you that Sander and Owen have rich experience in policy matters in the context of their region.

What they have failed to understand is that African context is different from theirs. And this is the main reason why AfriNIC was created to adapt numbers resources allocation to African realities.

So far, they failed to show how the process was not followed  and point out issues not addressed and which can impact  a large part of the African internet community. Like others, they keep expressing their feelings, thoughts  perceptions and speculations.

RIPE and ARIN do adopt policies, but not based on full consensus. Policies discussions archives are available  for each region and attest this.


From: Ornella GANKPA
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 14:01
Subject: Re: [rpd] Appeal against softlanding-bis declaration of consensus
To: mje at, rpd

Hi Mark Again this is not true. It is explicitely said in the policy that any organization (regardless of its size) can be allocated /18 within a 24 month period during exhaustion phase 1 and /22 during exhaustion phase 2. Anyone can always get more allocation as long as they justify 90% utilization. I fail to see how it prevents growth for anyone. However it does ensure good management of our ressources. The policy doesn't punish success. In any case, it encourages carefully planned growth Why would anyone disagree with that? Is IPv6 not the common sense option for any growth plan? Regards Honest Ornella GANKPA Le 04/01/2018 à 11:36, Mark Elkins a écrit : > Thus, by extension, the revised policy is generally harmful to larger > LIR's. They need larger blocks in order to grow, which this revision > of the policy does not allow. This policy is therefore discriminatory > against larger (which probably implies more successful) LIR's. Thus, > the policy harms success (and larger LIR's who need more space). --- L'absence de virus dans ce courrier électronique a été vérifiée par le logiciel antivirus Avast. _______________________________________________ RPD mailing list RPD at

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