[ppml] Afrinic and so-called sub-regional policies

Theo Kramer theo at uniforum.org.za
Wed Oct 1 06:15:27 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 17:02, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
> Acceptance:
> By doing this we are supporting Afrinic as an independent organization 
> that is able to make its own policy decisions for its own members. I 
> believe this is the only reasonable choice for ARIN members and it's not 
> based on the contents of the policy but on the fact that it is a policy 
> for Africans that was made by Africans. I don't believe that it sets any 
> precedent for so-called sub-regions because this policy is actually about 
> uniting the regions of a continent, not about subdividing. Internal North 
> American issues are irrelevant to 2003-15. This is a unique situation that 
> will not happen again and an opportunity for us to make a gesture of 
> goodwill towards the ISPs in southern African countries.
> We have plenty of proposed policy changes to discuss that do have very 
> real impacts on our organizations and we've spent too much effort already 
> on 2003-15. Let's move on, rubberstamp the Afrinic proposal, and focus 
> most of our energy on the North American issues that really matter.

Thank you Michael.


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