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[rpd] Proposal Update received: AFRINIC Number Resources Transfer Policy
noah at neo.co.tz
Wed Nov 13 10:15:19 UTC 2019
Thanks so much for your comment. We are collecting feedback and we will
take them into consideration on the go.
neo - network engineering and operations
On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:16 AM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Not entirely true.
> In other parts of the world, the prohibition is against permanent transfer
> without RIR approval/recording and a distinction is drawn between
> allocation/assignment (recorded and performed at the RIR level) and
> reallocation/reassignment (temporary delegation of Provider Allocated or
> Provider Assigned) space.
> The intent in this policy is perfectly reasonable, but the wording in this
> particular area should be improved.
> “Number resources cannot be permanently transferred from one organization
> to another except by approval of AfriNIC and in accordance with the
> transfer policy. This does not prohibit or prevent reallocation or
> reassignment by service providers to their customers in order to issue
> addresses associated with internet services provided by the provider.”
> > On Nov 12, 2019, at 07:25 , Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
> > You do know that basically the same sort of policy exists everywhere
> else in the world - and it works there just fine.
> > On 2019/11/12 17:13, Taiwo Oyewande wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> This policy seems unrealistic with the amount of assignments of network
> resources which takes place daily
> >> In section 2.0:
> >> "Number resources are non-transferable and are not assignable to any
> other organization unless AFRINIC has expressly and in writing approved a
> request for transfer. AFRINIC is tasked with making prudent decisions on
> whether to approve the transfer of number resources".
> >> Assignment takes place on a regular basis between business and
> business, and business and end-user. If all of these assignments need
> AFRINIC's approval, It will be an herculean task if not impossible for
> AFRINIC to manage such massive amount of assignment.
> >> For instance, if every assignment approval takes 2-3 days (maybe even
> way longer!), this means during the "pre-approval period" businesses and
> end-users will not have the resource they need for daily operations.
> >> People get IP to assign to customers by its very definition. To be
> frank, I think this policy is unpractical, thus I hereby oppose it.
> >> Regards
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