[Community-Discuss] The NRS at it again with endless lobbying

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Thu Dec 9 07:30:53 UTC 2021

My question is - what business is it of yours what their motives are. Any company or any institution is free to offer promotional services as they see fit.

If you have proof that they are not giving what they claim - that would constitute offering something not provided. Until then - you can whine all you like - but - if they wish to give away services - that is their commercial right to do so.

Furthermore - if indeed their application stated that the ip space would be used to provide vps / vpn / cloud-based services - then what they charge for such is is absolutely no consequence or business of yours.

Maybe instead of attacking other people's business offers and services you should find a way to compete if you choose to do so - otherwise it just looks like a case of a disgruntled person who can't compete.

At best you get to allege spam - if you prove this is spam and doesn't not have the requisite "unsubscribe me and don't send me this stuff again" options.  But - it certainly is not coercion - I suggest you look up the meaning of that word -

"the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats."

Right now all I see is someone who wants to whine against something someone else wants to do in what is starting to look like a really petty vengeance vendetta - and it's getting very boring


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From: Noah <noah at neo.co.tz>
Sent: Thursday, December 9, 2021 9:36:31 AM
To: Saul Stein <saul at enetworks.co.za>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] The NRS at it again with endless lobbying

Hi Saul,

Thanks for your email and noted as sometimes I get carried away when I read some of these dishonest emails from Larus affiliates.

So, while going through https://nsr.help<https://nsr.help> website on the landing page, there is information related to freebies where;

The NRS are promising  a free /24 courtesy of Larus Limited.

</snip from nrs.help>

Larus Limited, an NRS honorable contributor, has donated /24 IP addresses for better Internet development. NRS provides an exclusive benefit of /24 IP addresses to our network members as a means of improving Internet stability and growth. Currently, the market value of these /24 IP addresses is 1500 USD, but by joining NRS as a network member, you will get these addresses for free.

Please click this link and get your free /24 IP addresses


And a free one month VPS courtesy of AFRICA ON CLOUD. The same AFRICA ON CLOUD that seeks to liquidate AFRINIC.....

</snip from nrs.help>

One Month Free VPS Africa on Cloud, in partnership with NRS, will be offering a discount code for one month free VPS for NRS network members. With this VPS offering, your company will be able to host domains and servers. Sign up now and experience web-hosting for free through our VPS offer


SO one wonders what the motive for this free services are in light of all the ongoing litigation.

Are other resource members falling for the trap which I suspect Larus Limited is trying to justify a customer base in the region because why else would Lu want to provide anyone with a free /24?

For what purpose?


I agree that ISOC does a better job on promoting internet freedom and that ISOC is widely recognised and respected so to speak compared to Lu's NRS.

On Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 08:59 Saul Stein, <saul at enetworks.co.za<mailto:saul at enetworks.co.za>> wrote:

Hi Noah,

While sharing emails like this is interesting, I’d suggest leaving the emotion and profanity out of the email. It will add to your credibility and stop people just saying, there he goes on a rant…

The reality as we all know is that anyone in Africa can become a member of AFRINIC and micro membership fess are only $1000 – can you can get a /23, not just a /24.

Since the internet is already a global eco system where everyone needs to work together, there are already organisations like ISOC etc  to who do promote this freedom they speak of.

Education is key, we all know this.

From: Noah <noah at neo.co.tz<mailto:noah at neo.co.tz>>
Sent: Wednesday, 08 December 2021 22:28
To: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net<mailto:community-discuss at afrinic.net>>
Subject: [Community-Discuss] The NRS at it again with endless lobbying


Are most of you still being coerced by the Lu Heng's wannabe RIR the NRS to join them.

I mean, reading the bullshit in the below email from one of the NRS representatives, a one Fiona Mwangi, clearly shows that Lu Heng is stopping at nothing to pretend and fake it that he has legitimate customers in the region by dashing out free /24's and some 1 month free VPS access and free Cloud services.

Is this how Lu Heng intends to justify that CIL has real end-users in the AFRINIC service region because that would be broad day light deceit and dishonesty.

Who the heck provides free /24 IPv4 block, free VPS and free Cloud Services.

Talk of bullshit and hamburg.



From: Fiona Nyawira Mwangi <f.mwangi at nrs.help<mailto:f.mwangi at nrs.help>>
Subject: Re: Become members of Number Resource Society

Dear Sir,

I am Fiona  from the Number Resources Society (NRS). The NRS is a gathering of  members who have the goal of preserving the stability of the internet. IP addresses are one of the most important resources for Internet related businesses.

The NRS’s core beliefs and values are an unlimited, unrestricted, and united Internet that is based on a global free market and enterprise based on the principles of transparency and accountability. The establishment of the Society is an advocacy of the Internet’s stability, which can only be achieved by individuals, private companies, and ISPs having freedom in managing their networks and recognizing the Internet as one universal resource comprised of many individual networks each operated by and according to the wishes of its own management.

With this, we are inviting your company to become part of the NRS and join us in this noble cause of protecting the internet. Through your participation, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of improving the status quo of the Internet.

Your membership to the NRS will entitle you to our membership benefits, provided by NRS contributors:

- /24 IPv4 address lease for your organization with lease fee waived provided by one of our NRS contributor (terms and conditions apply, including all RIR policy requirements and provider's accept use policy). Currently, /24 IP addresses are pegged at a price of USD$2,500 annually.

-Free cloud space for your organization through another of our NRS contributors.

-One month free VPS from one our NRS contributors.

-A vast networking platform of various stakeholders, telecommunication and IT companies, in addition to Internet Governance training and workshops.

Should you have any questions, or want to discuss more details, please do not hesitate to contact +254720260410  and visit our website : www.nrs.help<http://www.nrs.help>

I am hoping for your positive response regarding this proposal.

Best regards,

Fiona Mwangi.

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