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[rpd] [Ext] Re: Proposal Update received: AFRINIC Number Resources Transfer Policy
leo.vegoda at icann.org
Tue Oct 22 22:20:15 UTC 2019
Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote:
> The merged entity is free to use the resources if it's within the region.
> For M&A Inter-RIR happen much less often and is something that
> impacts only that entity. Why pass over that situation and costs to all
> others ?
Without taking a stance on this proposal, do we have a ballpark figure for what the cost might be?
> Furthermore I will quote some words said by another person in another
> discussion in another RIR which I fully agree: "I do not think it to be a good
> idea. Right now, without a policy change I can look at that list and know
> that 100% of each Block of IPv6 addresses is managed by the RIR listed.
> That allows for clean filter lists in IPv6 for those that choose to filter out
> abuse routes from other RIR's. Allowing transfers will eliminate that clean
> fixed line that currently exists. Also, return and renumbering has always
> been part of the policy since the beginning of IPv6 and should be enforced."
That ship has already sailed, I think. I looked at the most recent stats file from the RIPE NCC and it contains 60 allocations with a US country code, 12 with an IN code, two with a CA code, and one showing PA.
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