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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Unaddressed queries by AFRINIC during AGMM

Mike Silber silber.mike at
Tue Jun 29 08:10:17 UTC 2021

Thanks for the important clarification Owen

Global policy is very often misunderstood and seen as a “quick fix” when it is actually the opposite.

> On 29 Jun 2021, at 09:30, Owen DeLong via RPD <rpd at> wrote:


>> 3. (not so simple) An organization which has multiple headquarters in multiple countries around the world and which has a significant global network

>> infrastructure.



>> sounds as this interesting usecase

>> requires a *global* policy [1]...i don't

>> figure well a *regional* RIR fit to offer

>> that kind of *global* service...i might be wrong

>> though :-/ but still open to learn, fortunately.

>> __

>> [1]: < <>>


> This is a misunderstanding of what a global policy is and how the global policy process works.


> Global policies don’t govern how RIRs issue address space. Global policies govern how the IANA interacts with RIRs and how

> resources are issued to RIRs from the global free pool (and/or how RIRs can return them to IANA). An example of a global

> policy would be the last 5 /8s issued 1 to each RIR.


> The reality is that the norm for many years has been for such companies to choose to work with one or more of the RIRs in

> one or more of the regions where they have nexus in a manner that is convenient and functional for the company in question.


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