An update on the AfriNIC situation

John Levine johnl at
Sun Aug 29 16:59:52 UTC 2021

It appears that Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at> said:
>I am kind of curious of the ICANN/IANA position on this?

I would be astonished if ICANN had a position. For one thing, they
have no provision for dealing with competing IP registries since the
issue has never come up and, until this strange situation, seemed
vanishingly unlikely. For another, they are extremely allergic to
anything that might even possibly involve them in a lawsuit.


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