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  • Ref. Name:
    AFPUB-2018-v4-001-DRAFT-01
  • Submitted:
    28 October 2018
  • Versions: 1.0
  • Status:
    Under Discussion
  • Status:
    CPM, art 5.4.7.2
  • Author:
    Gregoire O. Ehoumi
    Arnaud A. A. AMELINA
    Adeola Alain Patrick AINA
  • Obsoletes:

1. Summary of the problem being addressed by this proposal

Section 5.4.7.1 of the soft landing policy reserved a /12 from the last /8 for some unforeseen future uses.

The following section(5.4.7.2) allows Board at its discretion and considering the demand and other factors at the time when AFRINIC can no longer meet any more request for address space from the last /8 or any other available address space, replenish the exhaustion pool with whatever address space (or part thereof), that may be available at the time and do this in a manner that is in the best interest of the community.

Section 5.4.7.2 gives board sole authority to decide on how to use the reserved block to eventually replenish the exhaustion pool and determine the allocation/assignment rules.

Two problems arose from this:

  • If no community-driven policy is adopted to determine how to use the reserved space before the exhaustion of the pool, board may act at its discretion with or without community involvement and consent.
  • The community is in better position to determine what is in its best interest and this is better discussed through PDP.

2. Summary of how this proposal addresses the problem

This policy solves the problems by revoking this prerogative given the board. It set default usage case of the block if it remains unused until the pool is exhausted.

3. Proposal

Replace CPM 5.4.7.2 as follows

Current

Proposed

5.4.7.2 When AFRINIC, can no longer meet any more requests for address space (from the Final /8 or from any other available address space), 
the Board may at its discretion and considering the demand and other factors at the time replenish the exhaustion pool with whatever address space (or part thereof) that may be available to AFRINIC at the time, in a manner that is in the best interest of the community.

5.4.7.2  If the reserved /12 remains unused by the time the remaining available space has been allocated, the /12 will be returned to the AFRINIC pool for distribution under the conditions of the phase 2 of the soft landing policy.

4. Revision History

Date

Revision

28 Oct 2018

Version 1

AFPUB-2018-v4-001-DRAFT-01

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