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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Unaddressed queries by AFRINIC during AGMM
silber.mike at gmail.com
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 afrinic.net> wrote:
>> 3. (not so simple) An organization which has multiple headquarters in multiple countries around the world and which has a significant global network
>> ...it sounds as this interesting usecase
>> requires a *global* policy ...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.
>> : <https://nro.net/policy/global <https://nro.net/policy/global>>
> 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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