[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC legacy space ownership manipulation

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Tue Nov 5 06:59:08 UTC 2019

Don't know if it's just me, but curious why this update (and the
investigations associated with it) are not coming from our CEO.

I've consistently said that I feel the AFRINIC Board are too involved in
AFRINIC's day-to-day affairs, which, IMHO, need to be managed by the
AFRINIC CEO and his team, both in front of and behind the scenes.

I am somewhat disturbed that this culture does not appear to have
changed even on the back of the appointment of the new CEO.

Personally, I'd rather be hearing from the CEO and/or any of his staff,
than the Board.


On 4/Nov/19 22:45, Bope Domilongo Christian wrote:

> Dear Community at large,


> As the community may also, be aware, AFRINIC has attracted some media

> coverage relating to suspicious activity in its WHOIS database

> primarily a limited section of legacy resources.



On behalf of the Board, I would like to assure both the AFRINIC

> membership and the Internet community at large that the Board has

> conducted some preliminary assessment of the matter, and would like to

> let you know that investigations are progressing well and will be

> concluded soon, most likely before or by the end of the year. We

> cannot reveal much or go into further details at this stage as we do

> not want to jeopardise the investigations. However, you can rest

> assured that we will get to the bottom of the matter. At the same

> time, we want to ensure that the rights of any affected parties are

> respected and protected as per the law. All said we are keen to ensure

> the interests of AFRINIC members are safeguarded as we seek to

> maintain stable, reliable and effective management of Internet

> resources. Besides, the AFRINIC WHOIS database remains fully

> operational with high standards of integrity.


> Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement and AFRINIC

> operations team is currently reviewing some of the long-established

> processes relating to the management of Internet resources under

> AFRINIC's ambit. The team is already implementing some improvement

> measures at both the IT Infrastructure and process level. As usual,

> the AFRINIC membership will be appropriately apprised of the developments.


> Best regards, 

> Dr Christian D. Bope

> Chairman, AFRINIC Board of Directors

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