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[rpd] Mass Hijacking of AFRINIC IPv4 Space by U.S.A. Spammers

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at
Fri Nov 18 05:33:28 UTC 2016

> On 17 Nov 2016, at 23:08, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at> wrote:
> And separately, why is it that when I try to obtain, from the AFRINIC
> WHOIS server, records relating to the relevant /16 blocks, none of those
> seem to have any information about the DATE on which these AFRINIC
> allocations were made, nor any CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESSES for the actual
> and legitimate /16 block registrants?

If this is intended to be a bug report, then it doesn’t have enough information.  Let’s start with: what WHOIS query did you perform?

> Is all of this information being deliberately scrubbed from the AFRINIC
> WHOIS data base as a way of helping the criminals to avoid investigation?

Of course not.

Alan Barrett

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