Dewole Ajao dewole at tinitop.com
Tue Aug 17 18:02:27 UTC 2021

This is a very good initiative. Can the organizers look at making this more
like a crowdsourced loan? Is this something that's allowable? That way,
AFRINIC is given interest free loans and then we can figure out how to
repay the loans in the future.

For example, I could opt to pay my 2022 and 2023 membership fees in advance
via this fund (if it can be made official).

Meanwhile, someone here is asking if an initiative can be launched to
blackhole traffic from all prefixes globally owned by the people trying to
force the registry to its knees by starving it of funds?


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 6:47 PM Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:

> Dear Internet Community,


> You are probably aware that AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry for

> Africa, is involved in ongoing litigation, where the plaintiff has sought

> to have AFRINIC’s bank accounts frozen. In today’s connected world, it is

> easy to abstract the Internet into simply moving bits and bytes, and forget

> that there are real people that work hard at building, maintaining and

> providing support for the systems that you, and the Internet, need to

> continue working and engaging.


> The litigation has made it difficult for AFRINIC to meet its financial

> obligations. Part of these expenses are salaries for the AFRINIC team, who

> are resolutely working through this difficult period. Whilst we recognise

> that the legal system has to complete its important process, “our

> colleagues still need to survive” during one of the worst pandemics in

> memory. As an operational entity, that is core to a functioning Internet,

> AFRINIC still has financial obligations that it must meet to its suppliers.


> *AF-IX*, in collaboration with our partners, are therefore embarking on a *fund-raising

> exercise* to help keep AFRINIC’s core functions and services running for

> the next three months. As a broader community, we are dependent on this

> registry, whose service of allocating and registering Internet Number

> Resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN) has enabled communication for the

> development and growth of the Internet In the African region.



> *We invite you to be part of the community of supporters to ensure that

> AFRINIC can continue to play the vital role it has, for the sustainable

> digital growth in Africa.*


> *You can choose to donate any amount via the URL below where you will find

> all different options. The funds collected will be used to support the

> team by ensuring the core functions of AFRINIC continue without risk.*

> *DONATE TO KEEP AFRINIC UP BY CLICKING THIS LINK;* *https://www.tespok.co.ke/?page_id=14001

> <https://www.tespok.co.ke/?page_id=14001>*



> *The AF-IX is ably supported in this initiative by the below partners; *

> Technology Service Providers of *Kenya* – *TESPOK*

> *Tanzania* ISP Association – *TISPA*

> *Angola* ISP Association – *AAPSI*

> Internet Exchange Point of *Nigeria* – *IXPN*


> For additional information, please feel free to contact us, or any of our

> partners through the following email addresses below:


> *info at af-ix.net <info at af-ix.net> | tespok at tespok.co.ke

> <tespok at tespok.co.ke> | secretariat at tispa.or.tz

> <secretariat at tispa.or.tz> | secretariado at aapsi.og.ao

> <secretariado at aapsi.og.ao> | info at ixp.net.ng <info at ixp.net.ng>*



> *For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Please visit the Sites Below For

> Details;*



> *TESPOK* = https://www.tespok.co.ke/?page_id=14001


> *AF-IX* = https://www.af-ix.net/news/2021/08/afrinic-fundraising-campaign


> *TISPA* = https://tispa.or.tz/fundraising/afrinic


> *ISPA-Angola* = https://www.aapsi.og.ao/noticia/fundraising-for-afrinic


> *IXPN* = https://ixp.net.ng/news/afrinic-fundraising




> We look forward to your kind support.



> Cheers,

> *Noah *



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