[Community-Discuss] Call for AFRINIC’s registry service migration to other RIRs
Marcus K. G. Adomey
madomey at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 31 06:00:27 UTC 2021
Your suggestion of AFRINIC to relinquish its core services to NRO in this situation is giving the impression that you have entered the panic mode for what TISPA and lexpress.mu did not say, that is,
“The concerns expressed by TISPA, as well as other concerned parties and especially by AFRINIC's own admission in the news outlet lexpress.mu, which is attached to this email, regarding the AFRINIC’s inability to keep providing its core registry functions due to its inability to meet its financial requirements.”
This is wrong, misleading and uncalled for, especially, from someone who was candidate in last Board elections and ambitioned to represent the southern region on the board of Directors.
Let us assume that the above publications are wrong, didn’t you view the explanatory video made by the CEO  ([1:18 - 1:30]) to guide you in your submission? Are you a prophet of doom? Please, let us be serious and honest in our submission.
The RIRs take their responsibility of protecting the community's number resources and upholding community-developed rules very seriously and know the price to it. It is not the first time and might not be the last that one of them has to go through such situation. The normal solidarity and support mechanisms must be activated instead.
The world now knows which side you stand in the ongoing dispute that it won't give credit to your claims and suggestions.
From: Paul Wollner <paul.wollner at africaoncloud.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:38:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Call for AFRINIC’s registry service migration to other RIRs
Apologies for the duplicate post, but the initial posting was too large.
The concerns expressed by TISPA, as well as other concerned parties and especially by AFRINIC's own admission in the news outlet lexpress.mu, which is available at https://ibb.co/tmWCk0k, regarding the AFRINIC’s inability to keep providing its core registry functions due to its inability to meet its financial requirements.
I suggest that in order not hold end users, ISPs and any other business's hostage, for the interest of continue service of AFRINIC’s core registry service, we should urgently call for NRO fulfil their responsibility as well as commitment to the global internet to take over AFRINIC’s registration service for the time being, until litigation is settled some time later. (https://www.nro.net/accountability/rir-accountability/joint-rir-stability-fund/)
That way, no end user or business will ever impacted however results come out of litigation.
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