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[rpd] status of appeals submitted last January

Thu Apr 21 11:12:19 UTC 2022

Hi Chair,

(copied my original email so the thread can be properly followed)

Tks for your quick response. However ...

Is not only an AC question. If they take a decision on the appeals (at least the one on the proposal that expires mid-may) in the next few days, will the Board be able to meet to ratify that proposal (in case the appeal fails)?

If the AC decision will be too late for the Board to ratify the policy proposal before expires, we must know it *in advance* as we must take decisions before the timings will disallow taking actions before the next PPM (for example, if the option to publish a new version without changes is acceptable - which may imply the agreement of the PDWG chairs - we can't miss also the relevant deadline before the PPM).

So, we definitively need a *very urgent* response from all the involved parties:
- AC
- Board
- PDWG chairs
- Staff (on the interpretation of the CPM timings on this case)


El 21/4/22, 12:39, "chair at" <chair at> escribió:

    Dear Mr Palet,

    The Board of Directors met yesterday and appointed a Policy 
    Development Appeal Committee.

    Updates to the web page is a day to day matter.

    I'll defer to the Policy Development Appeal Committee on the other 
    questions as those questions may fall under its purview.

    S. Moonesamy

    Board Chair, AFRINIC

Hi all,

Can we ask the Appeal Committee, Board and staff to make sure that the web page ( is updated?

There is no information regarding the appeals submitted in January 2022, and the problem is that according to 3.4.1 of the CPM, draft policies expire after one year unless they are approved by the Board.

So if the Appeal Committee doesn't provide a final determination, the Board may be missing the one year deadline, at least for one of the proposals under appeal.

Or is the staff and the Board considering that the CPM should be interpreted as not including (in the 1-year expiry), the time spend by an appeal?

A possible way-out for that, is that the Board actualy decides on the ratification of the proposals and holds the implementation, with a waiver in case the Appeal Committee fails against the consensus decision.

Another possible way-out is that we re-publish the *same* version of the policy proposals that are about the expire. As they already had consensus and passed the last-call, not making modifications to the text, there is no need for a new consensus decision, but it avoids the proposal to expiry before the Board can ratify it. Can the Chairs and staff provide their inputs on this?

Otherwise we will be in a very strange and dead-end situation: A policy proposal reached consensus, but the AC delayed their decision on the appeal past the one-year expiry time. The Board can't ratify it, so we need to restart the process and even if it reaches consensus, new appeals can create the same situation again and forever!

So please, AC, Board and staff, provide your inputs very urgently.


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