[Community-Discuss] Breach of the Code of Conduct by Mr Ronald Guilmette

Mike Silber silber.mike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 10:27:08 UTC 2021

Hi Jordi

Trying to be objective here.

> On 24 Feb 2021, at 11:49, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via Community-Discuss <community-discuss at afrinic.net> wrote:


> Because it is clear everywhere that the comment about the Court is from Ron, and not anyone else, and even less from AFRINIC, the Court can't take any actions against AFRINIC and if that happens, even if we only suspect that is happening, then AFRINIC will be better established in another country that respects our open and transparent culture, because we can't "live" in a country with Courts that may be taking arbitrary decisions or based in personal comments from others. Even more, if that's the case, then the mailing list can be just hosted somewhere else and maintained by a more neutral organization, in a more neutral country. There are many options here.


> With all the respect, in my opinion this consideration from the Communications and PR Team is beyond their scope and totally exaggerated. To be clear, I'm talking about the specific paragraph about the Mauritius Court.


AfriNIC is domiciled in Mauritius and a party to a case before the Mauritian High Court.

The comments made and published on an AfriNIC mailing list expose AfriNIC to significant risk and potential liability.

A response was required and justified. I am just not sure that the specific response was correct.

Hopefully moderation will not dampen Ron’s enthusiasm, just temper his language.


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