[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC Annual Financial Statements 2016

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Sat Jun 17 12:45:39 UTC 2017

> On 15 Jun 2017, at 14:36, Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:
>> Yes, resources from members who go out of business are recovered.  The recovered resources are quarantined for two years, during which time they are marked as RESERVED in the WHOIS database.  After the ene of he quarantine period, the recovered resources are released to the pool for possible re-use.
>> We do not publicise the names of the members concerned.  The reserved space may be found in raw data published at <ftp://ftp.afrinic.net/pub/stats/afrinic>.
> As far as I am concerned the list of members who defaulted and/or under closure used to be published for example the below AFRINIC link.
> http://web02.jnb.afrinic.net/community/policy-development/pdwg/1207-closure-list
> Why are we being less transparent about this now? In fact since 2014, how many members were closed up until 2017 as that record doesnt exist today?

In my opinion, publishing the names of closed members is a bad idea because the ex-members deserve some privacy.  I will seek legal advice on whether or not to publish such lists in future.

> I also checked the ftp://ftp.afrinic.net/stats/afrinic/delegated-afrinic-extended-latest as you recommended.  
> Are all those 2411 INR marked as “reserved”, resources from recovery? 
> If not how can one tell the difference between which are the recovered space and everything else?

Some may be reserved for other reasons.  If there’s a particular block you want information about, I can research it for you.

Alan Barrett

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