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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Call for AFRINIC’s registry service migration to other RIRs

Sun Aug 1 21:57:01 UTC 2021

Hi Noah,

Your interpretation on this is wrong.

Read my detailed email a few days ago.

11.4 Allows the Board to define any policy regarding Internet Resources that they believe is urgently needed.

This can be implemented ASAP the Board decides. The Board MUST also send the policy (11.5), as a policy proposal (because is the only way the PDWG works to reach consensus), to the PDWG for endorsement in the next meeting. If the PPM doesn’t endorse it, then the Policy will decay, but whatever happened meanwhile, will be “legal” in terms of the PDP.

Now the question here is:

>From past experience in the other RIRs, implementing such Inter-RIR policy, takes a minimum of 6 months, probably even more (it took 12 months in other RIRs), because there is a need to coordinate all the RIR systems. AFRINIC can’t “force” other RIRs to change their own agendas and workflows to address all the changes “faster”. AFRINIC could be lucky and because all the other 4 RIRs already passed by this several times, may be the process is so much “adjusted” and fine tunned that it may be faster.

I already suggested many times the Board to do that, when I saw that the consensus was not achievable. They ignored that. So I don’t think they want to pass this now, more when there are several proposals in discussion and could be discussed in a PPM in a couple of months from now, the AC reconstituted, and the appeals resolved, etc.
The Board can meanwhile, take measures so the implementation of a possible “system” for an Inter-RIR proposal is advanced, in hope that one way or the other a proposal reach consensus.
All that said, I expect that if the Board decides to draft that proposal/policy, they make sure that there is a clear statement that ensures that before any transfer, there is a confirmation of the resources being transferred are following the existing conditions in the RSA, CPM, etc., otherwise.




On Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 00:06 Andrew Alston, <Andrew.Alston at> wrote:

This is incorrect and in line actually with what I said -


1. Any policy adopted by the Board under the provisions of Article11.4 shall be submitted to the community for endorsement at the next public policy meeting.

They adopt and submit to the PDWG.

1. In the event that such a policy submitted by the Board is not endorsed, the said policy shall not be enforced or implemented following its non-endorsement; however, any action taken in terms of the policy prior to such non-endorsement shall remain valid.

AFRINIC Staff will only enforce or implement the adopted policy if and only if "we the people" aka the powerful PDWG, endorse the said policy.

So dude, the wordings are carefully written.

1. Board adopts, PDWG endorse and finally Staff enforce/implements.


2. Board adopts, PDWG does not endorse, AFRINIC staff CAN NOT enforce/implement.

Makes sense Andrew?

The board can pass a policy - valid till the next policy meeting - and if the community doesn’t like it they can reverse it - in the mean time those who feel the threat is to great can move in the intervening period.

Lol there is no **mean time dude**

AFRINIC staff won't enforce or implement if "we the people" don't endorse.

The board can - and does - have the power to implement policy valid till the next of wg

The board does not have the power unless "we the people" endorse.



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