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[rpd] Proposal Update received: Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC.

Eucharia Maryann eucharianene at
Sun Jun 9 04:04:54 UTC 2019

I must commend the authors of this policy for their effort but at the same
I did not see the need for the policy because the problem it intend to
solve have been taken care of by the Registration Service Agreement (RSA)
so let's stop renaming problem that have been solved simply because we want
to propose a policy so that we can avoid duplication of things already in



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Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 19:24:58 +0100
From: Dewole Ajao <dewole at>
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Subject: [rpd] Proposal Update received: Internet Number Resources
        Review by       AFRINIC
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Dear PDWG members,

This is to inform you that authors of the policy proposal named "Internet
Number Resources Review by AFRINIC" have submitted an updated version
(Draft version 8) as included below. The URL will be shared once published

Please take some time to go through the proposal contents and provide your

Thank you.
PDWG Co-Chairs


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 ? ? Name : Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC (Draft 8)
 ? ? Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT08
 ? ? Status: Under Discussion
 ? ? Date: 7 June 2019

 ? ? ? ? (a) Amelina A. A. Arnaud | <arnaud.amelina at
<mailto:arnaud.amelina at>> | AUF/TogoRER
 ? ? ? ? (b) Jean-Baptiste Millogo |<jean.millogo at
<mailto:jean.millogo at>>| Orange Burkina
 ? ? ? ? (c) Marcus ADOMEY ?<madomey at
<mailto:madomey at>> ?| University of Ghana

13.0 Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

As Internet Number resources are finite, their allocation is based on
the operational needs of end-users and Internet Services Providers,
while avoiding stockpiling in accordance with RFC7020, IPv4 Allocation
Policy CPM 5.5, IPv6 Allocation and assignment policy CPM 6.5 and Policy
for Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) Management in the AFRINIC region CPM
7.0.Section 4 of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA) provides the
framework for investigations of the usage of allocated Internet Number
resources, defines members? obligation to cooperate and the measures to
be taken by AFRINIC in case of failure to comply. The lack of such
investigation or regular control can lead to inefficient usage of the
Internet Number resources, to stockpiling and other type of abuses.

13.0.1 Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem

In order to ensure efficient and appropriate use of resources, AFRINIC
shall conduct regular reviews of resource utilisation held by its
members. This would allow recovery of any type of resource, where usage
is not in compliance with the RSA. Those resources can be reallocated
for better usage.

13.0.2 Proposal

The policy proposal will modify the CPM as follows:

Insert a section 13 to the CPM as follows:

13.0 Internet Number Resources Review

Regular reviews of resource utilisation are conducted by AFRINIC to
ensure efficient and appropriate usage of resources. This allows for
recovery of any type of resource where usage is not in compliance with
the RSA; to allow such resources to be reallocated for better usage.

13.1 The reviews shall be based on compliance with the terms outlined in
the RSA and Allocation/Assignment Policies.

13.2 The reviews cover all allocated/Assigned resources, but priority
goes to IPv4 and ASN mappable to two-octet ASN.

13.3 Classes of review: Members to be reviewed shall be selected
according to the following classes:

13.3.1 Random

The member is chosen by AFRINIC at random between the members who has
not been reviewed for any other reasons in ?the preceding 24 months.

13.3.2 Selected

 ?Member is selected because of an internal report or due to a lack of
contact between the AFRINIC and the member.

13.3.3 Reported:

Here, members are reviewed either because:

A) They have requested the review themselves or

B) There has been a community complaint made against them that warrants
investigation. Complaints shall be backed by evidence and AFRINIC staff
shall evaluate the facts as appropriate to conduct the review. However
this review is not applicable to a member ?with the same resources
portfolio on which a full review has been completed in the preceding 24

 ?AFRINIC staff may, at its sole discretion, after having assessed the
nature of the evidence found in the community complaint, require that
such evidence be (i) submitted in the form of a sworn affidavit or (ii)
declared to be true before a Commissioner of Oath.

13.4 In case of non-compliance and if evidence has been established in
accordance with:

? ? ?Breach of AFRINIC policies
? ? ?Breach of the provisions of the registration service agreement or
other legal agreements between the organisation holding the resource and

AFRNIC shall initiate the resource recovery process on the portion of
addresses found to be noncompliant.

A) AFRINIC shall attempt to contact the organisation and correct any
discrepancy towards the RSA. Except in cases of fraudulent resource
acquisition or ?unlawful usage and abuse, the organization shall be
given a minimum of six(6) months to effect the return of the resources.

If the organisation is cooperative and working in good faith to
substantially restore compliance or has a valid need for additional time
to renumber out of the affected blocks, AFRINIC shall negotiate a longer

The acceptance level of compliance and duration of the longer term are
at AFRINIC staff discretion.

B) If the situation cannot be rectified and the member did not transfer
the resources to meet other AFRINIC-approved needs as per adopted policies

 ?AFRINIC shall publish the resources to be recovered for a period of
three (3) months; during which the organisation may at any time, seek
compliance or transfer the resources to other members

 ?After this period, the resource shall be recovered and therefore the
records of the previous holder of the recovered resource shall be
updated in AFRINIC?s databases.

C) ?Any Internet Number Resources recovered under this policy may be
assigned/allocated under existing Allocation and Assignment Policies.

13.5 Appeal procedure

Reviewed members who are not satisfied have the right to appeal against
the results on the review within the four weeks following communication
of the results by AFRINIC. Appeals shall follow an arbitration process
as provided for in the
Code de Procedure Civile (Code of Civil Procedure) of the Republic of
Mauritius. AFRINIC may, on request from an aggrieved party, suggest a
pool of arbitrators who shall be knowledgeable volunteers from the

13.6 Compliance Report

AFRINIC shall publish an annual meaningful report describing review
activities, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

13.7 Acknowledgements

The authors thank Ms Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri (become Afrinic GC Chair), Mr
Serge ILUNGA (become Afrinic Board member) ?and Mr Alain P. Aina for
their ?contributions ?in the development of this Policy proposal.

The authors also thank the community for the discussions and contributions.

4.0 Revision History

18 May 2016
 ? Version 1.0
- First Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01
- Posted on RPD list

05 Aug 2016
 ? Version 2.0
- Second Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02
- Change on the policy?s name
- Addition of the Acknowledgement section
- Rephrasing of section 3.3.3

18 Nov 2016
Version 3.0
- Third Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT03
- Update of section 3.3.3 from discussions on mailing list
- Update of section 3.7 (Acknowledgements) to thank the community for
discussions and contributions

11 Apr 2017
Version 4.0
- Fourth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT04
- Update and Rephrasing of section 3.4
- Update and Rephrasing of section 3.5
- Update and Rephrasing of section 3.6

21 Oct. 2107
Version 5.0
- Fifth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT05
- Adding the paragraph C to 13.3.3. according to the legal counsel
- Rephrasing the paragraph 13.5 to comply with staff and legal assessment
- Rephrasing the paragraph 13.6 to comply with staff assessment and
avoid any ambiguity
- Changing the co-authors list
- Updating the Acknowledgement session
- Amending 13.4 (B) to ?reflect the Transfer policies

06 Apr. 2018
Version 6.0
- Sixth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT06
- Removing categorisation between membership in random class section 13.3.1

06 Apr. 2019
Version 07
- Seventh Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT07
- Modifying section 13.4 Paragraph A) to clarify the resources recovery
process: set conditions ?under which a member could be given longer term
 ?to effect the return of ?affected resources.

29 may. 2019
Version 08
- ?Eighth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT08
- ?Section 13.3.1 changes to ?: "..The member is chosen by AFRINIC at
random between the members who has not been reviewed for any other
reasons in ?the preceding 24 months."
- ?Section ?13.4 ?last paragraph changes to : "AFRINIC shall initiate
... on the portion of addresses found to be noncompliant."
- ? Section 13.5 changes to ??Reviewed members who are not satisfied
have the right to appeal against the results on the review within the
four weeks following communication of the results by AFRINIC??..?
- ?Typos and grammatical errors fixed.


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