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

Daniel I. Yakmut yakmutd at
Fri Jan 7 21:21:23 UTC 2022

I think the hope of the authors, supporters and promoters of this policy 
is that the other RIRs will begin to discard IPv4 as the implementation 
of IPv6 increases in their regions - what if this doesn't happen as 
desired? Surprisingly. the AfriNIC region that is lagging, and should 
have considered some leap-frogging, rather we are here trying to protect 
what possibly is being discarded.

I am still not convince that this policy solves or addresses what we 
want. I would rather go for a Number Resource Transfer Policy that is 
fluid and allows a free flow of IPv4 in and out of region. The 
reservations being express are not tenable.



On 07/01/2022 21:22, Owen DeLong via RPD wrote:
>> On Jan 6, 2022, at 04:02 , Murungi Daniel via RPD <rpd at> 
>> wrote:
>> Dear Jodi,
>> Only ARIN had reservations, other RIRs are okay with the proposal.
>> Keep in mind that as late comers, AFRINIC was allocated the least 
>> share of number resources and other RIRs recognize this as well.
>> So I see no issue whatsoever with the AFRINIC region being 
>> conservative with the little they were allocated.
>> That’s why the working group is happy with this proposal.
> To clarify, some members of the working group are happy with this 
> proposal. Some strenuously oppose this proposal.
> To pretend that you speak for the entire working group or that there 
> is unanimous consent of the entire working group in this regard is
> quite a strong statement and, IMHO, a statement made in error at best.
> Owen
>> Regards,
>> Daniel
>>> On Jan 6, 2022, at 1:02 PM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD 
>>> <rpd at> wrote:
>>> I must agree with some of the points raised by AK.
>>> It has been said many times: we can’t have a non-reciprocal policy.
>>> We are only creating the path for a war with the other RIRs.
>>> In this region we always complained about other RIRs rules trying to 
>>> interfere with our own rules, and we are now doing exactly the same?
>>> How come can we expect that other RIRs will not change their 
>>> policies to protect their resources, and ensure that their own 
>>> transfer policies don’t work anymore with AFRINIC, unless AFRINIC 
>>> turns into a reciprocal system?
>>> Clearly it is a very wrong decision and will turn against AFRINIC.
>>> Regards,
>>> Jordi
>>> @jordipalet
>>> El 5/1/22 21:53, "ABDULKARIM OLOYEDE" <oloyede.aa at> 
>>> escribió:
>>> Dear PDWG,
>>>  There are a number of issues with this policy that have been raised 
>>> and I am surprised that only a few were mentioned in this summary.
>>> I am also surprised that those who were saying reciprocity was an 
>>> issue with a similar policy are now saying it's no more an issue. I 
>>> would have gone into the archive but I have better things to do.
>>> Those who drafted this summary are now assuming the role of authors. 
>>> If you agree that this policy is not reciprocal but it should be 
>>> implemented with RIRs that it is reciprocal with then can you tell 
>>> me why other similar policies are not reaching consensus on this 
>>> same basis?. This is a very dangerous precedence. now policies can 
>>> be implemented with a group. what a good laugh we are having here.
>>> Please what are we doing differently this time? So editorial changes 
>>> are now allowed by the same set of people who said no changes is 
>>> allowed a month before the PPM according to the CPM.   Funny enough 
>>> the same person raising this same issue is one of those who now 
>>> drafted this so-called summary.
>>> Which version is the version that you are now claiming is reaching a 
>>> consensus here. Is it the current version before the PPM  or the 
>>> version that the authors have agreed to make editorial changes too.  
>>> What are these editorial changes?  Can you explain them?*I hope I 
>>> get a response to this.*
>>> I see nothing different happing now from what we did. Our template 
>>> is clearly being used by the same set of people who were shouting 
>>> then. The only difference is that their will is now being 
>>> implemented.  I knew this was a script all along am not in any way 
>>> surprised. some people now don't understand what an RIR is. and 
>>> suddenly we having RIR lessons.
>>> Let us be clear on this, this policy didn't reach a consensus for 
>>> the simple fact that it is not reciprocal among other reasons.
>>> I know that all opposition to this policy would be ignored 
>>> became all these are just a formality so I won't waste my time too 
>>> much on this. The decisions were made a long time ago and this is 
>>> just a drama. Same with the appeals it is now the same circle of 
>>> people typical way of doing things, therefore, I can clearly predict 
>>> the future. Unfortunately, the chair of appeals is someone I respect 
>>> and like so much hence I would never comment on anything she has a 
>>> hand in no matter the temptation I would never directly or 
>>> indirectly disrespect her.
>>> Congratulation to Noah and friends, I was thinking you wait and pass 
>>> this policy at the next ppm but it seems time is running out of 
>>> time and it has to be done now. Fortunately, I only decided to send 
>>> this mail because  I am not expecting those crazy blackmailing 
>>> responses from my good friend. He now has a court case to answer too 
>>> and am sure he would finally get to learn some lessons or maybe I 
>>> should also consult on how I can press a similar charge.  let me 
>>> quote from ...."the truth is definitely stronger. Always stay on the 
>>> path of truth :-) "
>>> Let me stop here before I get the puppet card.
>>> AK
>>> On Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 16:32 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 Costa
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