[Community-Discuss] Call for AFRINIC’s registry service migration to other RIRs

Lamiaa Chnayti lamiaachnayti at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 13:18:43 UTC 2021

+1 "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

The NRO's Joint Stability Fund was literally set up to guarantee the
continued operation of an RIR in case of an emergency, and for an RIR to no
longer have access to its bank accounts is obviously one. Otherwise how
will AFRINIC maintain its payroll and maintain its services to serve the
African Internet stability?

It really baffles me how some people are so convinced that anything that
differs from their usual opinion means that it's wrongful. There is no
shame in asking for help. What is shameful is to know that help is needed
and pretend that it's not in order to save one's pride. There's a system in
place, so why not use it until AFRINIC gets back on its feet? I don't want
to see our Internet registry get destroyed and I don't want to suffer from
the consequences, and I doubt anyone in this community does.

Best regards,

On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 22:13, Paul Wollner <paul.wollner at africaoncloud.net>

> 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.


> 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.


> Regards

> Paul Wollner



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