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Policy to Change Criterias for ASN Assignments in AfriNIC Region - AFPUB-2006-ASN-001

 

Ref Name AFPUB-2006-ASN-001 Old Ref. afpol-chgasn200504
Status Implemented
Date 17 May 2005
Author(s) Mark Tinka
Organisation Africa Online Swaziland

 

Proposal

Precision in ASN policy documents about Assignment criteria ** Section 4 of the policy document 

Was:

"4.0 Eligibility for an AS Number assignment:

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There are a limited number of available AS Numbers. Therefore, it is important to determine which sites require unique AS Numbers and which do not. Sites that do not require a unique AS Number should use one or more of the AS Numbers reserved for private use. Those numbers are: 64512 through 65535 (RFC 1930).

In order to qualify for an AS number, the requesting organization must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A unique routing policy (its policy differs from its border gateway peers).
  • A multi-homed site.
  • An organization will also be eligible if it can demonstrate that it will meet the above criteria upon receiving an ASN (or within a reasonably short time thereafter). 
  • All requests for ASNs under these criteria will be evaluated using the guidelines described in RFC1930 "Guidelines for the creation, selection and registration of an Autonomous System (AS)"." 

Should be

"4.0 Eligibility for an AS Number assignment:

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There are a limited number of available AS Numbers. Therefore, it is important to determine which sites require unique AS Numbers and which do not. Sites that do not require a unique AS Number should use one or more of the AS Numbers reserved for private use. Those numbers are: 64512 through 65535 (RFC 1930).

In order to qualify for an AS number, the requesting organization must fulfill the following requirements:

  • o A unique routing policy (its policy differs from its border gateway peers).
  • A multi-homed site.
  • An organization will also be eligible if it can demonstrate that it will meet the above criteria upon receiving an ASN (or within a reasonably short time thereafter).
  • Be an AfriNIC member in a good standing* (End-User or LIR type). All requests for ASNs under these criteria will be evaluated using the guidelines described in RFC1930 "Guidelines for the creation, selection and registration of an Autonomous System (AS)"."

 

Incentive

The original policy do not give precision on the membership criteria for ASN assignment. To better control this resource assignment Organisation using ASN must be specifically identified by AfriNIC.

 

History
17.04.2005 Proposal first posted to rpd mailing list.
13.12.2005 Consensus reached at AfriNIC 3 (Cairo - Egypt) to send to AfriNIC board for approval
09.02.2006 15 Days Last Call for Comments period starts
24.02.2006 15 Days Last Call for Comments ends.

 

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