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AFRINIC-3 Public Policy Meeting Minutes | 14 December 2005 | Cairo Egypt


Discussion of Proposed Policies from the Community

Following AfriNIC's current policy development process, all proposed policies must be discussed at a public open policy meeting. The following policies proposed by members from the community were discussed in most of the afternoon moderated by the policy working group. Alan Barett (Work group member) and Ernest Byaruhanga (Registration Service manager) led the discussions:

  • Policy for PI/Direct Assignments to End-User Organisations
  • Temporary Address Assignments / Assignments for Critical network/internet infrastructure
  • Change to criteria for ASN assignments
  • IPv6 IANA to RIR allocations
  • 4-byte ASN Proposal (Geoff Houston)

The above proposals all received consensus from the meeting. The proposals will each be sent back the policy discussion mailing list for further 15 days discussion before they are forwarded to the AfriNIC board of Directors for final approval.

The proposal below were presented but not discussed by the community towards consensus. This is because they had not appeared on the mailing list for at least 30 days before the face to face public meeting as required by the policy development process:

  • 4-byte ASN Proposal (Geoff Houston)
  • The policy discussion ended with two policy suggestions (not send yet to policy- wg for discussion)
  • Proposed HD ratio change for IPv6 subsequent allocation (Paul Wilson).
  • Proposal from ITU "For competitive address space allocation" presented by Xiaoya Yang (ITU).

This last proposal received some comments from the community which questioned the involvement of ITU in internet number resource management. It also pointed out the fact that country based allocations do not meet the internet architecture and routing principles.

Particpants pointed out that this proposal will end up increasing the routing table which is not acceptable for the smooth operation of Internet. The chair of the Egyptian Ipv6TF present during the meeting has also clarify the inttend of their proposal to the ITU-S SG2 related to Ipv6. According to him the proposal was only related to outreach on Ipv6 in developing countries and NOT for ITU to manage Ipv6 address allocation.


The provided text is an excerpt from the AFRINIC 3 meeting report.


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