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[rpd] Inter-RIR Resource

Tue Nov 27 13:47:34 UTC 2018

I kind off agree with Daniel Yakmut. This might be a way to force IPV6 into
Africa. Some part of me is also feels it has to be done carefully.

*Dr. Abdulkarim A.Oloyede*. *B. Eng (BUK), M.Sc (York), PhD (York), R.Eng,
*Senior Lecturer, **Department of Telecommunications Science, University of
Ilorin, Nigeria*
*Vice Chairman, Telecommunications  Development Advisory Group (TDAG),
Telecommunication Union (ITU).*
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 10:08 Daniel Yakmut via RPD <rpd at wrote:

> The support for Inter-RIR Resource Transfer could also be seen in the
> light  that it could also motivate and possibly be a catalyst for rapid
> deployment for IPv6. I want to argue that the thought that there are still
> a small pool of IPv4 available, makes users in the AfriNIC region slower in
> considering the option of deployment of IPv6. Therefore I will support a
> fast way of exhaustion, which also can be achieved through Inter-RIR
> transfer.
> By the way we have argued that IP is a global resource that we can share
> globally. Similarly, in some instances the entities that seek this transfer
> could be deploying infrastructure that is beneficial to the AfriNIC
> region.  In the business context, keeping IPs and waiting for slow uptake,
> can not be financially beneficial. So a transfer to an entity that needs it
> urgently will be provide the immediate finances, which I believe we need in
> the AfriNIC region.
> So my point here is that we should support the Inter-RIR Resource transfer.
> On Nov 25, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Taiwo Oyewande <taiwo.oyewande88 at>
> wrote:
> Inter-RIR Resource Transfers as stated in the policy
> AFPUB-2018-GEN-003-DRAFT01 is an applauded development and I think will
> help promote business within LIRs and also help in the speedy deployment
> and acceptance of IPV6 in Africa. Afrinic has commenced Exhaustion phase 1,
> but is still an IPV4 haven compared to other RIRs based on the Internet
> number resource status report prepared by the RIRs
> . This is bad for development as most RIRs are now more focused on IPV6
> deployment. Some RIRs have exhausted their IPV4 blocks and require IP
> blocks from neighboring RIRs. With this policy well implemented, Afrinic
> and LIRs will make substantial profit while Afrinic forces the needful
> development to the new internet, which is the IPV6.
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