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

Trevor Paquette Trevor.Paquette at TeraGo.ca
Tue Oct 7 11:19:09 EDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Woodcock [mailto:woody at pch.net]
> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 8:31 PM
> To: Trevor Paquette
> Cc: 'Ray Plzak'; Michael.Dillon at radianz.com; ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [ppml] Afrinic and so-called sub-regional policies
>       On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Trevor Paquette wrote:
>     > Point of reference...
>     > The following countries are part of LACNIC, and the 
> last time I checked a map they are part of North America (and 
> hence should be part of ARIN, not LACNIC)
> Um, what exactly does "Latin American" mean to you, then?

If you had read my entire post you would have seen the following:
"... as in the case of LACNIC, which is based more on a common language and culture, then on something that is continental in scope."

> Where are these arguments going?

Don't assume that this is a 'one time deal". When you set policy, you set precident. As mentioned in a previous email of mine, policy set by and for ARIN should apply to ALL of ARIN, not just a sub-region.

If and when AFRINIC gets going and can actually set their OWN policies, then they can do what they want for their region(s). Until then and as long as they are part of ARIN, they must abide by the guidelines that are setout for all of ARIN.

If they want to relax their requirements for IP space once they become their own RIR, then they are free to do so; in fact I encourage it as there seems to be a demand from their own special needs.

This is my point. I hope that makes it clear.

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