[Community-Discuss] Share About Cloud Innovation Ltd and their business
dndannang at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 15:39:32 UTC 2021
Some community members want to kill AFRINIC.
These members do not have passion for AFRICA as a region and are against
AFRICA internet and technology development.
On Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 6:33 PM Erick Joshua Lagon <erickj.lagon at gmail.com>
> To all,
> This is clearly a personal attack and defamation which holds no relevance
> to the real issue at hand. I encourage the Board to take down this post
> because we cannot achieve anything by posting ad hominem arguments. We
> should be addressing issues for the sake of the community and not attack
> anyone else here.
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 10:39 PM Leo S <leoso at afcast.com> wrote:
>> About Cloud Innovation Ltd I want to talk about their business model.
>> They got 7 Million IPv4 addresses from AFRINIC at a price of $10,000 USD
>> per year, and then leased them to ISPs or end users at a price of ~2
>> USD/year/IPv4 (large block in 2018 if Small block may be more expensive
>> maybe $3 USD) and with an annual increase of 15% fee from the price
>> So the cost is $10,000 USD
>> Revenue is 7M x 2 = 14 Million
>> so it’s 150000% profit
>> Part of the cost is spent on RIR community activities and seeking support
>> from members, and money will be used to defeat those who oppose it.
>> Are there any people in the world who don't love money? Those who accept
>> their money will support them in the community. and questioned any action
>> of discussion that would be detrimental to them.
>> Of course, this is Lu Heng.
>> He also plundered tens of thousands of IP addresses from RIPE and A few
>> years later sold to vodafone and earned millions of dollars. He is smart
>> and knows who should pay the money to.
>> To rent an IP address from Cloud Innovation Ltd, you do not need to use
>> their network services and circuits. Exactly they don't provide network
>> service. and I think 90% of IP addresses are used in North America and Asia
>> I don't know much about AFRINIC's policy. But in ARIN you must have a
>> circuit or network service then you can rent an IP address from the
>> The AFRINIC internal audit action may be detrimental to Cloud Innovation
>> Ltd, so they started some network services in South Africa last year as
>> Africa on cloud. but it's a small network. I think the revenue from these
>> services may account for less than 10% of their revenue. so 90% of their
>> revenue still from IPv4 address leasing business
>> It can be seen from their income that they have enough money to support
>> the lawsuit against AFRINIC. And spend money in the community to fight for
>> their address not to be revoked.
>> very sad AFRINIC is too poor
>> By the way, I was also their customer before
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