An update on the AfriNIC situation

Mark Seiden mis at
Fri Aug 27 23:54:30 UTC 2021

i’ll save you some time.

larus Foundation seems to be a shell in Hong Kong. with one employee named as the “Chair” since 1/2019.  (She was previously
executive assistant to the CEO of Larus Cloud Service Limited, and before that at University.). There is an org chart but nobody
on Linkedin has said they hold any of the positions.

(As far as I can tell, HK does not appear to be completely transparent about charitable foundations, but Larus Foundation Limited
is listed on the govt list as a tax exempt charitable foundation, effective 10/08/2020.)

and then there’s

LARUS Limited
tagline: "The Best IP Address Solutions On The Planet” which seems to be in the same business as the plaintiff. 

Hm, he’s the CEO since 2016 according to LinkedIn.

> On Aug 27, 2021, at 3:38 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at> wrote:
>> On Aug 27, 2021, at 10:07 PM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at> wrote:
>> I’d expect that for a court to freeze assets of AFRINIC there must be a very strong argument.
> You know what’s funny?  There are a bunch of other people copying-and-pasting that same expectation on the AfriNIC and APNIC mailing lists, and they’re all beneficiaries of something called the “Larus Foundation.”  So, if you’re not getting paid to copy and paste that, you might want to look into it:
> I hear it pays pretty well.
>                                -Bill

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