[Community-Discuss] Legacy Resource Holders WHOIS... fees remits.

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Wed Jun 22 18:20:34 UTC 2016

I'm a legacy space holder. I also Signed the AFRINIC Registration
Services agreement long ago. Also became an "Individual Member" - which
has since become "Associate Member" - and since pay AFRINIC for the
pleasure. I also try and physically contribute to the Organisation.
I would suspect most Legacy Space Holders pay AFRINIC for some sort of
service - I've no idea of the stats though. I suspect most Legacy
Resource holders are in South Africa and most of those are probably

You should consider, Legacy Members have been around since before the
beginning of the RIR System. The pioneers. I had my IPv4 address space
years before even ARIN existed.

I'd personally like all Legacy Resource holders to voluntarily become
AFRINIC Members.

On 22/06/2016 19:58, Adam Nelson wrote:
> Yup!  The IPs/ASNs given to the legacy holders predate the RIRs and are
> in a type of limbo.  They do not currently have to pay to maintain those
> numbers.  They can only be encouraged to do so.  I'm pretty sure this is
> true vis-a-vis legacy holders in all of the regions.
> -Adam
> --
> About Adam: www.linkedin.com/in/adamcnelson
> <https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamcnelson>
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Lydea Akiriza <akirizal at gmail.com
> <mailto:akirizal at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Dear AFRINIC,
>     I have an earnest desire to learn more about Internet in Africa, for
>     that,I am grateful for this platform.                            
>     Today I was looking through the AFRINIC website and I came across
>     the Legacy Resources Holders
>     linkhttp://www.afrinic.net/en/services/rs/legacy-resources-holders
>     <http://www.afrinic.net/en/services/rs/legacy-resources-holders>
>     and  something stood out for me...
>     "Although there is no contractual relationship and obligation
>     between legacy resources holders and AFRINIC, legacy resources
>     holders still benefit from AFRINIC registry service support such as
>     WHOIS, reverse DNS and the Internet Routing Registry....There are
>     currently around 350 legacy resources holders registered in the
>     AFRINIC WHOIS database...AFRINIC encourages legacy resource holders
>     to become AFRINIC members...."
>     So my question is, does this mean Legacy Resource Holders despite
>     using AFRINIC Registry services (like WHOIS, Reverse DNS e'tal)
>     don't remit fees to AFRINIC?
>     Thanks!
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Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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