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[rpd] Legacy holders?

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Tue Jul 2 05:38:35 UTC 2019

Heh - again - there is no requirement to hold a license - anywhere.

Again - clause 6.1 does not demand a license - it demands the member of AfriNIC is providing services on the continent - it doesn't say what services - it doesn't say that it has to be providing those services in the country of domicile - it doesn't say the services provided have to be related to the resources AfriNIC grants it - it doesn't say that you can't use the resources from AfriNIC off continent and use a /32 in Africa for that matter.

Heh - there are MANY reasons for a company to be domiciled in one country and conducting business in another - so - I find this information a little spurious


From: Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:21
To: AfriNIC List <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Legacy holders?

In message <CAEqgTWYs+9b2c4pP6cBAkQAOFXoi+rfOTqohzUz39LaQ13DZmg at<mailto:CAEqgTWYs+9b2c4pP6cBAkQAOFXoi+rfOTqohzUz39LaQ13DZmg at>>
Noah <noah at<mailto:noah at>> wrote:

>LIR membership 101 requires that one has a business license and another
>license from a local communications regulatory authority of the country
>where they are requesting space from. Member services team from AfriNIC
>always require this before space is allocated/assigned to an entity.

That's really very interesting. I didn't know any of this before now.
(I am learning more and more, every day, by paying attention to the postings
on this list!)

Based on what you just said, I took it upon myself to try to find the
web sites for the local communications regulatory authority of a couple
of the specific national jurisdictions that Afrinic serves, and that are
of special interest to me, i.e. Seychelles and Mauritius.

I think that I found both, but it appears that of the two, only the one
for Mauritius has an actual published online list of "License Holders":<>

I also took it upon myself to try to see to what degree the list of
"Mauritius" members of Afrinic corresponded with the list of Mauritius
communications authority license holders.

Of the thirty one (31) "Mauritius" members of Afrinic listed here:<>

Twelve (12) of them are listed as Mauritius communications authority
license holders. The remaining ninteen (19) are not so listed. These
are as follows:

Leal Communication and informatics ltd
Mauritius Computing Services Ltd
Millenium Outsourcing Ltd
MXIT Lifestyle International Ltd
Mauritius Freeport Development Company Ltd
Liquid Telecommunications Operations Limited
SEACOM Limited
West Indian Ocean Cable Company
Pamoja Africa
La Sentinelle Ltd
Internet Direct Ltd
Ireland Blyth Informatics LTD
University of Mauritius
Forcepoint Mauritius
Mauritius Internet Exchange Point
Woodynet Ltd
African Network Operators' Group (AFNOG)
African Network Information Center - ( AfriNIC Ltd. )

I would guess that it is quite entirely reasonable that those last two are
not registered at communications companies within Mauritius, because I
doubt that either one is actually providing commercial communications
services of any kind within Mauritius. The rest I'm not so sure about.

At present, I know of no way in which any "outsider" could determine
which, if any, of the twenty four (24) "Seychelles" members of Afrinic
are or are not licensed communications providers within that country.

I'm not trying to make any particular point here. I just wanted to share
this info with everyone, in case folks other than me might also find it


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