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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

Bope Domilongo Christian christianbope at
Thu Apr 13 12:31:06 UTC 2017

Dear all,

I have been following this policy discussion passionately.

I do understand the need of keeping Internet up all the time knowing it's
importance for economies, educations, developpement and other.

We should engage countries using different channels such AFGWG, AU and
other multistakeholder in our community.

What this policy is trying to solve is not in AfriNIC mandate or might
potentially serve personal interest and other interest groups not even the
people's or Community at large.

I recall during AfriNIC meeting in Mauritius last December 2016, the same
group of people claim that the Audit Policy put the organizational at  Risk
because it will revoke ressouces if Members dit not complied. Today theu
want AfriNIC to revoke ressouces.  What will the anti - shutdown  do to the

To be honest this policy  is not solving anything instead is putting
AfriNIC at high risk and need to be withdrawn.

On 13 Apr 2017 6:48 a.m., "Tutu Ngcaba" <pan.afrikhan at> wrote:

On 13 Apr 2017 12:32 p.m., "Andrew Alston" <Andrew.Alston at>

Interestingly enough – this policy has already served as a catalyst for
global discussion – and continues to do so.

It has appeared all over twitter, it appeared on, it has
appeared in discussion

I read and this is sad.

In that fake article like Donald Trump would say, it states that:

"Governments that cut off internet access to their citizens could find
themselves refused new IP addresses under a proposal put forward by one of
the five global IP allocation organizations."

The fake article continues with another lie about the Afrinic meeting in
Botwana in June as below.

"The suggested clampdown
be considered at the next meeting of internet registry Afrinic in Botswana
in June: "

This Writter Mccarthy must have been paid to promote this nonsense about
the Afrinic and our region and to make it worse its on foreign media.

What kind of image such article will have on the Afrinic.

Did the Arthors have anything to do with this.?

Can the Afrinic condemn this kind of article written to disgress it even if
the Afrinic condemns internet shuts.

Best Regards,

Tutu Ngcaba
Kwazulu Techno Hubs
South Africa

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