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About Proposal 'Internet Number Resources review by AFRINIC'

Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

As Internet Number resources are finite, their allocation is based on the operational needs of end-users and Internet Services Providers, while avoiding stockpiling in accordance with RFC7020, IPv4 Allocation Policy CPM 5.5, IPv6 Allocation and assignment policy CPM 6.5 and Policy for Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) Management in the AFRINIC region CPM 7.0.Section 4 of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA) provides the framework for investigations of the usage of allocated Internet Number resources, defines members’ obligation to cooperate and the measures to be taken by AFRINIC in case of failure to comply. The lack of such investigation or regular control can lead to inefficient usage of the Internet Number resources, to stockpiling and other type of abuses.


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Versions: 6.0 

Status: Under Discussion


  • Amelina Arnaud

  • Jean-Baptiste Millogo

  • Marcus Adomey


10 April 2018

Revision History



21 Oct 2017

Version 5.0

  • Fifth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT05
  • Added Paragraph C to 13.3.3 in consultation with the AFRINIC legal counsel.
  • Rephrased Paragraph 13.5 to comply with AFRINIC staff assessment
  • Rephrased Paragraph 13.6 to avoid ambiguity.
  • Amended 13.4 (B) to provide for and align with transfer policies
  • Changed co-authors list.
  • Updated the Acknowledgement section.

11 Apr 2017

Version 4.0

  • Fourth Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT04
  • Update and Rephrasing of section 3.4
  • Update and Rephrasing of section 3.5
  • Update and Rephrasingof section 3.6

18 Nov 2016

Version 3.0

  • Third Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT03
  • Update of section 3.3.3 from discussions on mailing list
  • Update of section 3.7 (Acknowledgements) to thank the community for discussions and contributions

05 Aug 2016

Version 2.0

  • Second Draft AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02
  • Change on the policy’s name
  • Addition of the Acknowledgement section
  • Rephrasing of section 3.3.3

18 May 2016

Version 1.0

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