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[rpd] inputs on IPv4 Inter-RIR policy proposals - AFRINIC needs this policy now!

Thu Jun 20 06:55:43 UTC 2019

As said, this text is redundant (see specific text below my signature), but I don't mind to have explicit text if this facilitate the community to reach consensus.

Here is my proposal, again, please comment about this ASAP, so we can submit a new version already, instead of waiting to be closer to the next meeting. This way we can ensure that we get on time the staff impact analysis, in case something else need to be amended.

"The Inter-RIR transfers will be automatically suspended in case the balance between IPv4 out-going and in-coming addresses becomes cero."

Note that in order to make it simpler, I've used a text that instead of talking about %, is stating that the balance of in/out is reached. This way we ensure that the total number of the "region IPv4 addresses" never can go down regarding the actual figures, so Africa never will lose addresses. Do you think this is good enough?


Bylaws Article 11.4:
11.4 Notwithstanding, the provisions of Article 11.2 the Board may adopt such policies regarding the management of internet number resources where it considers that the same is necessary and urgent, having regard to the proper and responsible usage of these resources.


El 20/6/19 9:15, "Ish Sookun" <ish.sookun at> escribió:

    Hi Jordi,
    On 6/19/19 8:12 PM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD wrote:
    > One possibility I see is that bylaws (I will recheck it), allow the board to *suspend* or *cancel* a policy if is working against the region.
    > So if this is correct, we don't need to change anything in the text. However, I'm still happy if we need to have some text to make it more explicit.
    I suggest that the text limiting resource transfers be specific in this
    policy rather than having to refer to or rely on some text in the bylaws
    that might or might not help.
    Otherwise, it only leads to confusion and that does not address the concern.
    I read the responses from Binta and Pascal and they are pretty clear
    that if the concern isn't addressed, the policy won't be supported.
    Ish Sookun

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