An update on the AfriNIC situation

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Mon Aug 30 01:20:13 UTC 2021

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 21:13 Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at> wrote:

> > %s/isolate/move/g functions. That equates to a leadership change. It may
> be too soon to suggest that ICANN has any role other than risk analysis and
> coordination of mitigation. I'm not even certain if that's their role
> seeing how complicated the relationships between the RIR's and ICANN is.
> I've seen good summaries including John Currans and Milton Muellers. I've
> been leaning towards Milton's view. He didn't pardon Afrinic, but he also
> didn't suggest it's time to fold up shop there.
> >
> > A fight over crumbs: The Afrinic Crisis
> >
> >
> The problem with Milton's POV is that he is willing to pick and choose
> which AfriNIC policies he likes and which he doesn't; this is not how
> it works.
> That community decided the policies, and it's our job in the other
> regions to make sure that scum bags like the one currently trying to
> suffocate AfriNIC fail miserably.

Fair enough, but his TL;DR appears fair and he underscored the risk of  the
matter to the entire RIR system: government intervention.

Warm regards,

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