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

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at
Mon Jul 1 12:02:48 UTC 2019

> On 30 Jun 2019, at 22:39, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at> wrote:
> In message <539D1303-4A80-4ACB-A70A-9CBD8E4C3B73 at>, Jordi wrote:
>> As said, this is something that the legal counsel should clarify.
> I can only say that I hope that -someone- will provide a definitive
> answer.
> I should perhaps clarify that my interest in knowing the
> current operative meaning of Section 6.1 of the Afrinic Bylaws
> is a consequence of my belief that more than one party that is
> located outside of the Afrinic region and that is providing -no-
> services whatsoever within the Afrinic region are already enjoying
> the benefits arising from the exclusive use of Afrinic-assigned
> IPv4 number resources.

In order to be an AFRINIC member and receive address space from AFRINIC, it is necessary to comply with AFRINIC’s Bylaws article 6.1: "any Person who is geographically based within, and providing services in the African region, and who is engaged in the use of, or business of providing, open system protocol network services”.  A party that is not based in the AFRINIC service region, or that does not provide services within the AFRINIC service region, is not eligible.

If you know of parties that do not meet these conditions, but which have received resources from AFRINIC, then please report them to hostmaster at

Alan Barrett

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