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[rpd] RPD : Prolicy proposal "Internet Number Resources review by AFRINIC" informations update

Owen DeLong owen at
Fri Apr 12 14:39:10 UTC 2019

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 7:16 AM, Marcus K. G. Adomey <madomey at> wrote:
> Sander,
> "Non-consensus" but  most importantly "consensus" in our context of rough consensus  must be recognised. 
> We shall also recognise decisions made by those we selected  to decide on consensus and widely use the recourse mechanisms  and only when necessary.
> In the case of this proposal, and the archives can remind, if you forgot as, you claim to not have interest  in this proposal, they made several time, decisions  on consensus and we all know what happened.
> If this community can not work out a consensual  policy on INRs  review, I wonder what value does it bring in and what is mission and role of AFRINIC.


The community has rejected this policy proposal repeatedly. Yes, there have been some mistakes made by co-chairs along the way and those mistakes were corrected through either the appellate processes within the PDP or through co-chairs’ own actions prior to an appeal becoming necessary.

The purpose, mission, role of AfriNIC is to register unique delegations of number resources pursuant to polices set through a community consensus policy process. Further, it is the role of AfriNIC to facilitate and manage that policy development process.

Whether or not this particular proposal can come to consensus, the process is working mostly as intended and the community is providing the appropriate feedback to the authors. The fact that authors and/or proponents don’t like the content of that feedback really isn’t a valid reason to call in to question the existence or purpose of AfriNIC.


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