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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - Inter-RIR Resource Transfers (AFPUB-2018-GEN-003-DRAFT01)

Thu Nov 1 16:13:00 UTC 2018

Hi Marcus,


I’ve changed the subject so it is not confusing …


First of all, thanks for your inputs!


I recall the previous proposals, and I’m trying with this proposal, precisely, to protect the AfriNIC resources, but at the same time allow this region to participate in the global market and ensure that any operations are registered instead of happening under the table.


However, I have the feeling that you’re interpreting the text on the other way around.


This proposal is facilitating *any* IPv4 (and ASN) resources from other regions to be transferred to AfriNIC.


On the other direction *only* legacy IPv4 (and ASN) resources can be transferred from AfriNIC to other RIRs.


I will encourage you to read it again, and tell us where you believe that my text is broken so you are misunderstanding it, and ten I can do a better work in a new version.








De: "Marcus K. G. Adomey" <madomey at>
Fecha: jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2018, 16:35
Para: RPD <rpd at>, Sami Salih <sami.salih at>
Asunto: Re: [rpd] New Policy Proposal - Simple Update of the PDP (AFPUB-2018-GEN-002-DRAFT01)


Dear Jordi,

I have read the policy proposal you have submitted on October 26, 2018 and titled “Inter-RIR Resource Transfers” with the reference name AFPUB-2018-GEN-003-DRAFT01 [1]. 

You may recall,  the IPv4  inter-RIR transfer proposal was previously discussed and withdrawn as it failed to rally consensus on the  problem(s) it was supposed to address  for this region.

This proposal stated :

"This Proposal currently does not attempt to address Legacy Resources (IPv4 and ASN's) - that is resources that are in the AFRINIC Region and were acquired before ARIN existed. Legacy Resources may be moved out of the AFRINIC region and redeployed freely. They may however be subject to the receiving RIR's policies."

Later on the community adopted an IPv4 Intra-RIR  transfer policy which was implemented recently. The policy stated :

" 5.7.2 IPv4 resources to be transferred must be from an existing AFRINIC members account or from a Legacy Resource Holder in the AFRINIC service region."

Your new proposal uses different rhetoric with more elaborated background and problem statement which is addressing no issue of this community. The problems you put across don’t stand the test of validity. Rather, your draft policy is addressing the issue of lack of IPV4 in the other regions.

Your policy seems to propose inter-RIR transfer for IPV6 and legacy IPV4 and ASN. The need for these in our region is doubtful 

I therefore oppose the policy

Thank you,

Marcus Adomey



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From: Sami Salih <sami.salih at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:37:20 AM
To: rpd
Subject: [rpd] New Policy Proposal - Simple Update of the PDP (AFPUB-2018-GEN-002-DRAFT01) 



Dears AFRINIC PDWG Members,



A new new policy proposal has been received and published as follows:

Proposal : Simple Update of the PDP
Ref.No    : AFPUB-2018-GEN-002-DRAFT01
Author     : Jordi Palet Martinez
Link         :

Your participation and contribution are welcome.


PDWG Co-chairs



Dr. Sami H.O. Salih
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Head of R&D, NTC, SUDAN
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