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[rpd] Summary of Proposal AFRINIC Number Resources Transfer Policy AFPUB-2020-GEN-006-DRAFT02

Ibeanusi Elvis ibeanusielvis at
Wed Jan 5 15:20:11 UTC 2022

Hello all,

There is a reason why this policy has been in discussion for a very long
time and I emphatically believe that the passing of this policy by the
board is a huge mistake as it directly gives an enormous level of authority
and bureaucracy to the AFRINIC. Therefore meaning that all transfers will
require some type of approval from the AFRINIC when they are just the
managers of number resources, and they should just be facilitating a smooth


On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 5:29 Cheken Chetty <rameez.chetty at> wrote:

> Good day all,
> I am against this policy because I feel there is too much power still
> given to AFRINIC in the transferral of resources. My concern is that
> AFRINIC may have the tendency to ignore the approval and just impede the
> transfer process. Clause 3.6 suggests in the end everything must come to
> AFRINIC's approval when they do not have an authority over the resources.
> Regards
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 5:28 PM PDWG Chair <vincent at> wrote:
>> *Dear PDWG, *
>> * The  summary of the elements that led to the PDWG Chairs decision for
>> the policy  proposal AFRINIC Number Resources Transfer Policy - Policy
>> Proposal AFPUB-2020-GEN-006-DRAFT02 that was discussed during the
>> AFRINIC-34 Public Policy Meeting is as follows:- Lack of reciprocity with
>> ARIN was raised and addressed by the authors and members of the PDWG, who
>> mentioned that while the proposal is conservative and aims at protecting
>> the resource pool of AFRINIC, AFRINIC can start with the implementation of
>> resource transfers with those RIRs that have confirmed or do not require
>> reciprocity. The authors also clarified that incoming transfers of legacy
>> resources will be covered by the AFRINIC RSA as the recipient will have to
>> become a member. After deliberation, the PDWG Co-chairs announced that
>> having considered the current version of the policy proposal, the
>> deliberations during the  current PPM and the editorial changes that the
>> authors have committed to, they have determined that rough consensus has
>> been reached. The updated version of the policy proposal, with ID
>> AFPUB-2020-GEN-006-DRAFT03, was submitted on 22 Nov 2021 and is available
>> at
>> <> . This version of
>> the proposal   will now move to Last Call and the community can further
>> engage in that period.  The Last Call starts on 8 December 2021 and will
>> end at 23h59 UTC on 5 January 2022. Regards, Vincent Ngundi & Darwin Da
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