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[rpd] SL update policy, and its implication for a transition pool.

Gregoire EHOUMI gregoire.ehoumi at
Sun Feb 3 21:06:03 UTC 2019

Hi Nishal,

Sorry fo the late answer.

> Le 2 déc. 2018 à 16:40, Nishal Goburdhan <nishal at> a écrit :
> hi,
> i have a question for the authors of the “SL update policy”.  i’ve been told before that there isn’t a “transition only” pool set aside specifically, because this is supposed to be one of those things that was magically dealt with, “out of the /12”.

Told by who? And how would that magic happen?
Beyond the phases, the soft landing policy does not have a provision for a transition pool.The /12 is reserved for unforeseen future. And section gives authority to board at its discretion to decide on how to replenish  the exhaustion pool when AFRINIC can no longer meet allocation requests.

>  with your update the option to do this disappears.  and i don’t see another place for this  (although it’s quite possible that i’m missing something)
> is this intentional?

The best way to do this is to propose a policy to explicitly define a transition pool and not depend on any magic, if transition-only is needed.

An attempt to set a dedicated transition-only pool was rejected with SL-bis.

> fwiw, i support the _intent_ of the policy;  however, i do not think that this (the lack of a transition pool) was raised as a concern, if the update to SL was adopted as proposed.  i would have expected this, from the staff analysis.

Staff understanding of the proposal is correct, and as the proposal does not revoke any specific transition-only pool, I don't see why staff will ring the bell.

>  (i am sure there might be more concerns too, if folks sat down and though about them…)
> to be clear, i’m not asking for this to be included in your policy.  just that a more thorough analysis be done.
> —n.
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All concerns should be raised now. Cochairs decided that the proposal needed more discussions in Hamammet. So please let's discuss any issue or concern, you may have.


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