[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC legacy space ownership manipulation

Adewole Ajao dewole at tinitop.com
Tue Nov 5 07:49:55 UTC 2019

I agree, Mark. It's the current board-routed management mode that will
cause fatigue and a perception of non-responsiveness. I'm sure the Board
hears our concerns and will hasten the process of helping the CEO settle
down into his new role. Being volunteers as well, they would/should be
happy to have their AFRINIC management workload reduced ASAP.


On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 8:20 AM Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:

> Thanks, Dewole.


> Perhaps the CEO needs to be given more leeway and authority when

> communicating with the community. I am sure the CEO can use his best

> judgment to determine when any information toward the public needs to go by

> the Board for review.


> I fear that if the CEO needs to run an inordinate amount of operational

> matters via the Board (including communication), fatigue will set in and

> little progress will be made.


> Mark.


> On 5/Nov/19 09:13, Adewole Ajao wrote:


> Makes sense. Especially on operational and PR issues such as this. Letting

> the CEO communicate will also reduce the sense of non-responsiveness that

> members sometimes feel (although it's unavoidable because the board has to

> convene and agree before any response can be given - even on simple issues

> whereas the CEO will be able to respond authoritatively to a large extent

> on behalf of AFRINIC the company).


> Dewole.


> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:


>> 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.


>> Mark.


>> 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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