sm+af at afrinic.net
Thu Dec 24 03:21:41 UTC 2020
Dear Mr Guilmette,
At 01:09 PM 23-12-2020, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>I thank "S. Moonesamy" <sm+af at afrinic.net> for at least attempting
>to make some pretense of addressing this issue, which I have raised,
>however it is easy to demonstrate that this response is silly in the
It is hasty to conclude that I consider the issue as addressed.
>Apparently the "applicable" Mauritian law DOES NOT prevent AFRINIC
>from publishing, via its traditional port 43 WHOIS service, the names,
>addresses, and phone numbers (PII) associated with person: records
>that are currently present in the data base... a fact that anyone
>can easily verify just by querying the WHOIS for the handle associated
>with any person: record.
The above description is simplistic. One of the
purposes of Whois is to facilitate network
operations. The "person" record for AS33764 is:
person: CTO AFRINIC
address: 11th Floor, Standard Chartered Tower
address: Cybercity, Ebène
source: AFRINIC # Filtered
I doubt that there is a person with that
name. The "address" is a business address. The
"phone" is not a personal phone number.
>Despite this obvious fact, the community is asked to believe that somehow,
>magically, Mauritian law DOES prevent AFRINIC from providing this same
>data to qualified and well-vetted researchers if the data from two or
>more person: records is provided at the same time (bulk) or if the
>data associated with a person: record that was removed fom the data base
>last week (historical) is provided.
>These alleged constraints, which allegedly spring from Mauritian law,
>are in fact just ridiculous double-talk, made up within the minds of
>S. Moonesamy and others within the current AFRINIC hierarchy, who are
>just simply searching for some vaguely plausible excuse to prevent
>any independent investigators, such as myself, from finding the whole
>truth of what has happened in the data base, over time.
>There is no basis in law for this. AFRINIC and S. Moonesamy are simply
What is the basis in law which permits a researcher to access the date in bulk?
Board Chair, AFRINIC
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