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Number Resource management policies are developed through an open Policy Development Process (PDP). There is no specific requirement to participate in the PDP. Anyone can propose and discuss policy proposals irrespective of geographicallocation,gender and race.

 

Policy discussions happen mostly on the  resource policy discussion (rpd)   mailing list, which is open to anyone, including all its archives, and at AFRINIC Public Policy Meetings, which take place twice yearly.

 

Policy Development Principles

Open

Anyone is free to contribute to policy discussions and propose policy.

Transparent

The process and all discussions are publicly available

Bottom Up

Policies are developed by the community through the PDP that is also developed by the same community. AFRINIC implements what the community has proposed, discussed and attained consensus on.

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Understanding the nomenclature of policy proposals

 

Policy proposals are assigned the following different “status” values in their PDP life cycle until they have been implemented and added to the Consolidated Policy Manual.

 

Under Discussion

Proposal is open to discussion on the mailing list.

Approved

Approvedand ratified by the AFRINIC Board, pending implementation

Withdrawn

Withdrawnby author(s).

 

ID format for New Policy Proposals

Each policy proposal is assigned a unique ID of the format below: 

 

"AFPUB-YYYY-Category-Number"-draft-nn"

  • YYYY=year in long format e.g., 2011
  • Category refers to resource or service type affected by the proposal. Valid categories are ASN=AS Numbers, v4=IPv4, v6=IPv6, DNS=all DNS matters, GEN=all others.
  • Number= Serial number within that year starting from 001 for that category of policy documents.
  • nn=Integer that starts with 01 and increases by 1 for every new version of the proposal. 
  • If/when the proposal is implemented, numbering is abandoned as the content as ratified will get inserted into the Policy Manual.

 

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