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[rpd] Fwd: Last Call - RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address Space AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT03.

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Jul 22 14:53:55 UTC 2021

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> From: JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD <rpd at>

> Subject: Re: [rpd] Last Call - RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address Space AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT03.

> Date: July 22, 2021 at 00:16:48 PDT

> To: "rpd at" <rpd at>

> Reply-To: JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet at>


> Hi Owen,


> I don’t know, as many in the list, all the details and the real “true” (not one side, not the other), about the recent case.


> However, what I can say is that AFRINIC indicated in this case, that they will keep the resources in use for additional 3 months so customers aren’t impacted.

This was not true. Because of the way they modified whois, multiple providers started rejecting LOAs as invalid and disconnecting customers. As such, their superficial claim that they were preventing customers from being impacted was not accurate.

> Following the policy text, this is exactly the same thing. If there is a disagreement and then a recovery, until the recovery is “final” (the 3 months I just mention) the resources will not be incorporated in the AS0.

Yes, but you are now assuming that AFRINIC will follow their own rules. Had AFRINIC actually followed their own rules, they would not have attempted to terminate Cloud Innovation’s membership and would not have altered the WHOIS entries in question.

> The recent case, demonstrated that it works, because in case of a dispute, you can still ask the courts, in the worst case, to take a position.

If AFRINIC had acted responsibly and in compliance with their own rules, this would be true. Because AFRINIC does not follow its own rules and because AFRINIC was in such a rush to take adverse action the moment our injunction was temporarily lifted on a technicality, it is quite clear that they are willing to act in bad faith and contrary to their rules. So no, it does not work, because during the dispute AFRINIC chose to and was able to create substantial disruption to our customers while trying to pretend to the community that their hands were clean.


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