[Community-Discuss] Notice to all the legacy netblocks holders in AfriNIC

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Jan 11 22:47:05 UTC 2021

Normally, I wouldn’t do this as I consider it impolite to post someone’s private message without their consent. However, I consider Mr. Cohen’s complaint that he’s unable to say this publicly to be his tacit approval to my posting it. Below please find an email I received from Mr. Cohen and my response.

> On Jan 11, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Elad Cohen <elad at netstyle.io> wrote:


> You are a very big hero Owen to write lies in Afrinic community-discuss when I cannot reply to you in the mailing lists due to the complaints of you and your friends.

Clearly you have replied to me and I have made no complaint against you to list administrators.

> Let me remind to you and to everyone that you admit to receive money from a business competitor of mine and you also wrote that "there is nothing to see here" (in community-discuss mailing list) regarding complaints towards your employer that received /11's for "free", your employer also want to receive my legacy netblocks for "free" from Afrinic?

I never denied that I received money from Larus. If Larus is your competitor, then so be it. To the best of my knowledge, Larus runs a legitimate operation in compliance with policies as written.

To date, Larus has never been more than a client of my consulting services, never my employer, so your referring to (I presume Larus) above as my employer is a typical example of your rather loose association with factual reality.

To the best of my knowledge, Larus is not currently pursuing any additional allocations or assignments from AfriNIC at this time. Further, to the best of my knowledge, they never received space from AfriNIC for free and have always been a paying member operating under an RSA for their resources. Can you make the same claim?

Finally, whether resource registration rights were obtained directly from a previous registry for free, obtained from an RIR with appropriate fees paid, or obtained through a legitimate transfer, they should still all be subject to the same policies and administrative process. As such, I’m having trouble understanding how your constant reference to having paid (presumably some third party) for the resources becomes AfriNIC’s problem or responsibility or in any way is material to your argument here.


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