[Community-Discuss] [afnog] Updates on the misappropriation of IPv4 resources

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Mon Dec 21 23:44:27 UTC 2020

In message <MP4FEIb--F-2 at tuta.io>,
libren at tuta.io wrote:

>@Ronald F. Guilmette are you LIR or member of Afrinic?

No sir, I am neither.

>Any comment on


>They are announced in USA via Multacom

The company Cloud Innovation Ltd has quite a bit of AFRINIC-administered IPv4
address space assigned, and parts of that space are being routed by numerous
different networks worldwide (but primarily by ones in Hong Kong).

Other than just mentioning the fact that Multacom is not my most favorite
company on the Internet, I have no other specific comment to offer regarding
Multacom or its routing of various Cloud Innovation Ltd blocks.

As I have expressed personally to Mr. Lu Heng, I am far more concered about
the apparent use, by some of few of his customers, of the services of two
specific networks that appear to be involved with routing blocks of apparently
stolen and/or squatted IPv4 address blocks belonging to either (a) AFRINIC
legacy holders and/or (b) Iranian holders of RIPE-assigned IPv4 address

Asline/Clayer (Hong Hong / China)

(Note that the second network above, AS137951, is a "leaf" ASN which is connected
to the Internet only via the first ASN above, AS18013. In effect, they may be
viewed as being just two parts of the same single thing.)

DDoSing Network, Inc. (colorado/USA)

Please note the distinctly funny name of that last one, and also the fact
that in addition to announcing many questionable routes for many Iranian
blocks, it is currently also routing much of the AFRINIC space which still
remains assigned to Mr. Uerlings' "Inspiring Networks, Ltd." company, which
is incorporated in the Seychelles Islands.[1]


[1] Mr. Uerlings also maintains corporate entities named "Inspiring Networks
B.V." in the Netherlands and "Inspiring Networks, LLC" in Delaware, USA.

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