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Draft procedure for removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC member

22 November 2017 - The Board has noted that there is no procedure for the removal of a NRO NC/ASO AC member. The Board has drafted a procedure to be considered for addition to the election guidelines.

The Board calls for comments for a 30 day period (ending on 22 December 2017). Please comment in the community-discuss mailing list.

The draft procedure appears below.

Alan Barrett


The Board proposes the following procedure, to be considered for addition to the election guidelines

9. Removal

9.1 An NRO NC member appointed by the AFRINIC Board may be removed from office at any time by a resolution of the Board.

9.2 An NRO NC member elected by the AFRINIC community may be removed from office through any of the following methods:

(a) A supermajority vote (two-thirds) of the AFRINIC Board, meeting in person or via teleconference, at a meeting where the agenda circulated in advance includes the possible removal of an NRO NC representative.
(b) A majority vote held by the community present at an AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting.

9.3 An individual whose removal is contemplated in terms of 9.2 is entitled to at least 10 calendar days’ notice of the meeting, and may appear before and be heard at such a meeting. Removal may proceed with or without such individual’s presence at the meeting.

9.4 Any ten (10) bona fide members of the AFRINIC community may petition the Board to initiate a removal in terms of 9.2(b), giving at least 40 days’ notice and giving reasons for the contemplated removal. Such petition shall be published. Unless the Board finds that the petition is invalid or frivolous, the Board shall ensure that the agenda of the forthcoming Public Policy Meeting includes the consideration of the removal of the NRO NC member.

9.5 Eligibility to vote for the removal in terms of 9.2(b) shall be determined in the same way as the eligibility to vote for the appointment of candidates.


Draft Registration Services Agreement (RSA) and Transfer Agreement Published for Comments

3 November 2017 - On 2 October 2017 a revised RSA was published for public comments. The comment period ended on 30 October 2017.

We have prepared a table summarising the comments and staff responses to the comments, as well as a revised version of the RSA.

We have also identified a risk that, if a requested transfer is denied for some reason, AFRINIC may be sued by either the source or recipient or both. We have prepared a Transfer Agreement which source and recipient will sign to protect AFRINIC from that risk.

Comments on these documents are welcome for one week, until 10 November 2017 here 


Here are the relevant documents:


Alan Barrett



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