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[rpd] New Policy Proposal Received - "IPv4 Inter-RIR Legacy Resource Transfers (Comprehensive Scope) AFPUB-2019-v4-002-DRAFT01"

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at
Thu Aug 29 18:38:22 UTC 2019


I want to highlight an interesting comment from staff in both proposals
that matches something that was discussed and mentioned by some people
who objected this proposal.

"/Section is now removed from the new policy proposal ("Source
entities must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of
IPv4 number resources from AFRINIC for the 12 months prior to the
approval of transfer request"). This restriction excludes mergers and
acquisitions transfers.*Removal of this clause will open the way for
companies to set up in the AFRINIC service region, get resources and
transfer them out of the region* - that is, new members will be able to
immediately sell/transfer their resources as soon as received - *paving
way for serious abuse and at the same time conflicts with the
soft-landing policy* clause that requires a demonstration of need for
next 8 months (CPM 5.4.5)./"

The highlighted part in bold matches with the concerns about external
organizations coming to Africa, request space and transfer them out of
the region which only brings risks to the region and zero benefits at
the time as vast majority of African organizations are able to receive
allocations directly from AfriNIC and don't need to go to market.

Another point I want to quote is the 12 month period a source entity
shall not be eligible to receive IPv4 addresses from AfriNIC. I consider
this a short time for a entity who gave away resources which supposedly
weren't being used and consider this period should be extended.

Best regards

On 29/08/2019 12:56, Ernest Byaruhanga wrote:

> Jordi,


>> On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 at 08:49, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD

>> <rpd at> wrote:

>>> In short. I'm waiting for the staff impact analysis (Ernest any news ?). Once we got that, in addition to resolving any issues discovered by the staff, I will add a "security belt" to the existing text, in the line of:


>>> 1.Each time a transfer is completed, the relevant, non-confidential information will be automatically published in a specific web page, including at least: Date of the transfer, transferred addresses, source organization and RIR, destination organization and RIR.


> Staff assessment reports for the two transfer policy proposals are available at:


> IPv4 Inter-RIR Legacy Resource Transfers



> IPv4 Inter-RIR Resource Transfers (Comprehensive Scope)



> Regards,

> Ernest.



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