[Community-Discuss] Share About Cloud Innovation Ltd and their business

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Tue Jul 27 22:36:06 UTC 2021

In message <EB7A56BA-198E-480A-9F82-74561EAA7369 at me.com>,
Barry Macharia <barry.macharia at me.com> wrote:

>This is loud and clear


>Afrinic resource are meant for African region, is that also loud and clear too.

No, actually, it isn't. And that's the problem.

I am not here to defend Lu Heng or Cloud Innovantion, but as I understand
it, Lu Heng's claim is a simple one: He successfully met all of the
requirements, as necessary, in order to request and to receive, from
AFRINIC, all of the 6,291,456 IPv4 addresses that AFRINIC did in fact
assign to him, as of the dates when he received these allocations, which
were four different dates in 2013 and 2014. He further contends that
there is no legal basis, either within the RSA that he signed, or
within the AFRINIC Bylaws, or within any community-apporved policies
which would allow AFRINIC to now withdraw those allocations in 2021.

As part of these over-arching contentions, Lu Heng has also actually or
effectively asserted that there are little or no binding requirements upon
AFRINIC resource members that they must operate or deploy their assigned
number resources in a manner which preferences any particular geographical

I personally do not have sufficent information to judge whether he is
right or wrong about any of these contentions and so I reserve judgement.
He may perhaps be right, in which case it is NOT true to say that
"Afrinic resource are meant for {the} African region". And if that is
true, it may defy and fly in the face of many people's beliefs and
expectations, including mine, but beliefs and expectations are not
the law. The law is the law, contracts are in writing, and the courts
are now tasked with figuring out who is in the right and who is in the
wrong. The speculations and fervent beliefs of the rest of us, as
expressed on this mailing list, will, in the end, be rather entirely


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