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[rpd] Internet Number Resources policy AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT05

Taiwo Oye taiwo.oyewande88 at
Sun Nov 25 08:09:24 UTC 2018

I will like to comment on the Internet Number Resources policy
AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT05 <>.
This policy basically condemns stockpiling among LIRs. From my own point of
view, I believe this policy elapsed its life span before it is even fully
implemented and I strongly oppose what it stands for. I believe this policy
lost its importance on 3 April 2017, as exhaustion phase 1 commenced. We
are in a phase where within any 24-month period, an organization may
receive one or more allocations/assignments totaling the equivalent of a
/18 as stated in clause of the IPv4 Soft Landing BIS

It can be agreed that for a stock to be piled, the stock has to be
available. For an organisation to pile IPs for whatever use, the company
most likely has large finance and can be categorized as a “big
organisation”. Such organisations are facing IP limitation as stated in
clause of the IPv4 Soft Landing BIS above. In a case of a company
having stocked IPs earlier acquired and are facing limited supply at the
moment, I think it is only reasonable to allow such companies sell off
their stocked pile instead of revoking their IP blocks and causing
unnecessary scarcity for their customers as big companies often directly
implies a large number of clients\customers.

As rightfully said in the documentation of the Internet Number Resources
policy, IPs are finite and will be exhausted in time. I think AFRINIC
should give bigger companies an avenue to run business at the level in
which they operate instead of giving companies the impression that AFRINIC
is for and about small\upcoming LIRs
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