Softlayer / Blocking Cuba IP's ?

Sebastian Spies s+Mailinglisten.nanog at
Sat Feb 20 12:08:23 UTC 2016

Yep, see here

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Am 19.02.2016 um 21:27 schrieb Faisal Imtiaz:
> Hello All, 
> This is a shout out to Softlayer Network Admin / Policy folks...
> We just went thru a painful process to find out that Softlayer has recently decided to block Cuba IP Address Space....(on their cloud services).
> I am not a politician, nor any kind of a policy expert, However I have a  questions for the SoftLayer folks...
> On What basis, legal requirement, logic,  have they taken on the responsibility to implement such a Block ? 
> Considering the fact that such a block was just put in place about a week ago ? 
> Last time I checked, blocking any part of the world is not part of any legal requirements on any Global Service Provider ? other than a 'company policy' ?
> Also, the Last time I checked the US Cuba relations are getting better not worse!
> Would love to know what was the reasoning behind such action !
> Thank you. 
> Faisal Imtiaz
> Snappy Internet & Telecom

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