AFRINIC IP Block Thefts -- The Saga Continues

Valerie Wittkop vwittkop at
Wed Nov 18 16:18:07 UTC 2020

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> On Nov 18, 2020, at 11:11 AM, Paul Nash <paul at> wrote:
> Any idea of the outcome?
>> On Nov 17, 2020, at 4:54 PM, Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:02:01 -0800, Jay Hennigan said:
>>> In the old days on the NANAE newsgroup, such bogus threats of legal
>>> action were categorized as one calling their "cartooney". People who
>>> huff and puff and threaten to sue rarely do so. If someone actually
>>> plans on suing you, your first hint is typically a knock on the door by
>>> a process server, not repeated threats in an online forum.
>> Right.  The thing is that unless you're party to the lawsuit, you don't
>> know if a process server has been involved.
>> Somebody else replied by private email and pointed where the AfriNIC
>> CEO wrote that they had, in fact, actually been sued.   So whatever one
>> might think of Elad Cohen, he's apparently not a cartooney.

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