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[rpd] New Policy Proposal : SL-update (AFPUB-2018-v4-001-DRAFT-01)

Frank Habicht geier at
Mon Nov 5 11:53:50 UTC 2018


how (under which policies) would any of that reserved /12 be used before 
"AFRINIC, can no longer meet any more requests for address space" ?

I see no way how it can be used, since there seems no policy under which 
in can be used. [1]

If that's true, the "If the reserved /12 remains unused" will be true.
That would ( i mean: will ) trigger the inclusaion of the reserved /12 
into the normal phase 2 free pool.

the /12 will be reserved, there's no way (policy) how it could become 
used, when it's needed it will be included into the free pool.

That means the same as if it was never there. Just more paperwork.

That means we could just as well remove 5.4.7 (incl and

Am I misunderstanding something?


I'm pretty sure that absent any policy AfriNIC hostmasters would "do 

This would / could be removed:

5.4.7 IPv4 Address Space Reserve A /12 IPv4 address block will be in reserve out of the final /8. 
This /12 IPv4 address block shall be preserved by AFRINIC for some 
future uses, as yet unforeseen. The Internet is innovative and we cannot 
predict with certainty what might happen. Therefore, it is prudent to 
keep this block in reserve, just in case some future requirement creates 
a demand for IPv4 addresses. When AFRINIC, can no longer meet any more requests for address 
space (from the Final /8 or from any other available address space), the 
Board may at its discretion and considering the demand and other factors 
at the time replenish the exhaustion pool with whatever address space 
(or part thereof) that may be available to AFRINIC at the time, in a 
manner that is in the best interest of the community.

On 05/11/2018 13:44, Sami Salih wrote:
> Dears AFRINIC PDWG Members,
> Greetings,
> A new new policy proposal has been received and published as follows:
> Proposal :SL-update
> Ref.No    :AFPUB-2018-v4-001-DRAFT-01
> Author     : Gregoire O. Ehoumi, Arnaud A. A. AMELINA, Adeola Alain 
> Patrick AINA
> Link         : 
> Your participation and contribution are welcome.
> Sincerely,
> PDWG Co-chairs
> *Dr. Sami H.O. Salih*
> Assistant Prof, School of Electronics Engineering, SUST
> Head of R&D, NTC, SUDAN
> President of SDv6TF
> T/F: (249)122045707/187171355
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