[arin-ppml] ARIN Response to AFRINIC on Policy compatibility

David Huberman daveid at panix.com
Fri Jan 20 12:09:43 EST 2017


Because they're approaching their last /8 and have maximum block limits in their policy that go into place for the last /8:

http://afrinic.net/en/library/news/1973-afrinic-is-approaching-ipv4-exhaustion-phase-1



> On Jan 20, 2017, at 12:04 PM, Jose R. de la Cruz III <jrdelacruz at acm.org> wrote:
> 
> I agree with Bill. If they are yet to reach runout, why are "external" resources required?
> 
> José
> 
>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 7:24 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:36 PM, David R Huberman <daveid at panix.com> wrote:
>> > Last week, ARIN staff sent to this list a copy of their response to AFRINIC
>> > on inter-RIR transfer policy compatability.
>> >
>> > The AFRINIC community is considering a one-way transfer policy as a
>> > bootstrap for the few years until they reach IPv4 runout, at which point it
>> > would aim to become two-way.
>> 
>> Hi David,
>> 
>> If AFRINIC hasn't reached IPv4 runout, why do their registrants need
>> to buy addresses in the ARIN region?
>> 
>> I consider reciprocity far more important than needs testing. The LIR
>> loophole APNIC registrants continue to abuse bothers me.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Bill Herrin
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
>> Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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