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[rpd] Last Call - RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address Space AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT03.

Nishal Goburdhan nishal at
Sat Jul 31 11:06:11 UTC 2021

On 27 Jul 2021, at 6:34, Owen DeLong wrote:

> As you wish:


> AFRINIC may only issue AS0 ROAs for addresses which have never been

> issued. Any

> space returned to the registries free pool post allocation shall not

> have an AS0 ROA

> applied until such time as:

> 1. Any existing ROA is voluntarily repealed by the previous resource

> registrant.

> and 2. The previous resource registrant has issued a duly apostilled

> notice from a

> corporate officer authorizing AFRINIC to reissue the space to other

> parties.

> and 3. No party has any pending litigation or dispute regarding the

> space in question.


> How’s that for safe policy?

that simply is not practical.

# what happens when someone goes out of business and simply does not
respond to contact? this happens a lot more than you might think.
there is no way that afrinic will be able to get the resource holders
“permission” to repeal the resources.
# what happens when there’s a legitimate repeal of resources
(sanctioned by a court if you will)
# [..] etc.

(i do agree with #3 though; that’s fairly common-sense)

i did not intend for you to provide a glib answer, because i believe
that there is a risk attached to this. (i have always said so). and i
truly believe that this is mitigated through process, and not in
(resource) policy, (or the lack thereof). my suggestion, although
seemingly light-hearted, was quite a serious one, and, if you remove
your rather blinkered view, i think you would see that.


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