An update on the AfriNIC situation

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Aug 31 05:16:37 UTC 2021

> On Aug 30, 2021, at 22:06 , Mark Tinka <mark at> wrote:
> On 8/31/21 01:29, Owen DeLong via NANOG wrote:
>> Um, Mike, no… That’s neither a fair nor accurate characterization of the current
>> situation.
>> AFRINIC has been given access to the equivalent of two months of operating costs
>> from their bank accounts in a recent court ruling, so they are nowhere close to shut
>> down. All of the chicken littles running around claiming otherwise notwithstanding,
>> no, AFRINIC was never actually shut down.
> Wow. Problem solved.
> Mark.

I guess that depends on whether or not AFRINIC is willing to engage in a reasonable
settlement effort within the next 2 months or not.

I guess we’ll see what they do.


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