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[rpd] Appeal against softlanding-bis declaration of consensus

John Hay jhay at
Thu Jan 4 16:03:10 UTC 2018

Hi Ornella,

On 4 January 2018 at 15:56, Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at> wrote:

> Hi Mark
> Again this is not true. It is explicitely said in the policy that any
> organisation (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.

So can a organisation in phase 1 request a /18, go and roll it out, and
come back 9 months later and request another /18? With proof of usage and
all the other requirements. Even with proof of having rolled out both IPv4
and IPv6 to everyone. It does not seem so from my reading. It seems that
organisation have to then sit idle until the 24 months are past before they
are allowed to request again. Or get it from somewhere else even though
AFRINIC might still have addresses left.

I think that is the point. For a small organisation a /18 might last a
lifetime, but not for a bigger organisation. Limiting the maximum size you
can request at a time, already make things fair. Adding a time period makes
it unfair towards bigger organisations again.



> 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).
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