An update on the AfriNIC situation

Mike Hale at
Mon Aug 30 18:00:06 UTC 2021

But to be clear, if this was a simple court case I don't think anyone
on this list would have an issue with simply sitting back and letting
the court decide.

You have to remember though that CI in this case has essentially
forced one of the major registrars to virtually shut down.  That's a
direct attack on the system that is of fundamental importance to the
proper running of the Internet.  Having the system react strongly to
such a threat is entirely understandable.

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 10:40 AM Sabri Berisha <sabri at> wrote:
> ----- On Aug 30, 2021, at 6:29 AM, Rubens Kuhl rubensk at wrote:
> > And that's why carpet bombing those IP blocks might be needed so the next
> entity that ends up with those IP addresses long after CI has gone into
> oblivion will have its engineers debug odd routing issues for years. We all
> know that people regularly fail to update their manually entered filters on
> at least a few of their routers.
> The learned people on this list do not strike me as the kind of person to
> go out and engage in vigilante justice if a court decides against them. The
> very fabric of our civilized society depends on us resolving our conflicts
> in court, not out on the (virtual) streets. You may disagree with a ruling
> but I implore you to respect it.
> Rules... Without them we'd live with the animals.*
> Thanks,
> Sabri
> *(c) John Wick

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