An update on the AfriNIC situation

Noah noah at
Tue Aug 31 07:56:28 UTC 2021

On Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 05:08 John Kristoff, <jtk at> wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 16:29:48 -0700
> Owen DeLong via NANOG <nanog at> wrote:
> > Further, the registries are not engaged in the daily operations of the
> internet.
> Hi Owen,
> Your statement above I have to insist is simply incorrect.  In addition
> to the traditional services that are relied upon in a variety of daily
> operations (e.g. WHOIS, IRR, DNS reverse delegations), the increasingly
> important RPKI TAs/PPs services are of utmost importance in the daily
> operations of an increasing number of networks within and outside their
> region.  They are just a different kind of infrastructure service
> operator than we may be commonly thing of when it comes to network
> operations.

+1 as its important to remind folk the above and most importantly to
provide the additional distinct role of the RIR and their importance beyond
just managing INR allocations.


> John
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