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[rpd] Questions for Alain...

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Tue Jun 5 10:58:35 UTC 2018

Oh there is certainly a question.

What I said – in the past – about brokers was as follows:

Willing buyer and willing seller – and I support that in a case where there is total depletion.  I believe that people should be able to get space where they need it to further their business interests on the continent – and if that means buying IPs from outside or within the continent so be it – the secondary market is real – and its necessary in a world of depletion where people still have needs to get space.

What I do NOT support – is actively proposing policies that artificially create shortage while at the same time setting up a broker that will profit from said shortage without declaring interests.

It is not the brokering I have a problem with – it is the blatant conflict of interest undeclared before the community that I have an issue with


From: Chevalier du Borg [mailto:virtual.borg at]
Sent: 05 June 2018 14:20
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at>
Cc: AfriNIC RPD MList. <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Questions for Alain...

Dear M. Alson

Is there a logic arguement in here somewhere?
Ad-hominem is not logic

After all, yourself have defended broker on this list saying there nothing wrong with it.

The doctor advise to STOP smoking is still good advice for you, even if doctor hisself is a big smoker.

Le mar. 5 juin 2018 à 14:31, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at<mailto:Andrew.Alston at>> a écrit :

You have actively supported and fought for the new soft landing policy – to artificially restrict space to entities that need it.

Now, I’d like to ask – as an author of the soft-landing-bis policy which you have STILL not withdrawn… aren’t you just a LITTLE bit conflicted in trying to create an artificial shortage and make it hard for people to get space – while starting and founding an IP broker in Africa?

Maybe now we understand the *true* motivations behind the soft landing bis policy….<>


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