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[rpd] Last Call for "AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04 - Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC"

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Mon Jul 10 11:53:42 UTC 2017


Further to that – I object to any anonymous submission on the grounds that under any normal circumstance – an accused would have the right to confront his accuser.

If you wanna make allegations against a company, which effectively amount to a claim that they are in contractual violation – that claim unless substantiated could quite potentially be viewed as libellous and the accused should have every right to recourse against the alleging party if the accusation levelled is proved to be false.

If someone accuses someone of violating the RSA – and they aren’t – that party who is accused and is in effect defamed – may well want legal recourse – and if it can’t be had by suing the person making the allegations – it could well be had by suing AFRINIC who chose to ACT on those implications and thereby further the allegations.

Let’s put an end to this policy – it serves no real purpose other than to create immense legal risk for AfriNIC and put the organisation into harm’s way – and unlike other policies where legal risk has been floated yet never substantiated – this risk is been clearly and definitively articulated.  Any further pursuit of this policy by the authors in it’s current form in my view would demonstrate a disregard for the best interests of AfriNIC has a company and all of its members.


From: Kris Seeburn [mailto:seeburn.k at]
Sent: 10 July 2017 14:43
To: AfriNIC List <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Last Call for "AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04 - Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC"

I feel the community we are are really forgetting the impact the legal implications will have and even for the staff. We need to be cautious. Afrinic should not and unless the proof is verifiable this policy even passes causes more issues for the organisation. Unless  we want to close afrinic tomorrow. I wish the best of luck if the community feels this is a solution to the issues that the most compelling small user does. Most of us know not only small ones and even some academic universities does.  We know they do who is going to gather the proof. I do not recall afrinic is a police here. If you report anonymously then bring the proof even on that it is not viable still for afrinic.

People rather than only chasing witches. Let’s look at policies would help the organisation. I rest my case.

On Jul 10, 2017, at 3:06 PM, Ashok Radhakissoon <ashok at<mailto:ashok at>> wrote:

Dear All,
Find for your consideration my final assessment of the proposed policy under reference.
Legal Adviser
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