[zanog-discuss] vote in the upcoming afrinic elections.

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Fri May 28 14:26:51 SAST 2021



On 5/27/21 19:27, Paul Wollner via zanog-discuss wrote:

>
> No body “own” those  “integers”, let alone “let African network gets 
> their own address space”. When IP address were invented, it was never 
> the intent to be geographical. Instead, it by it’s birth promoted a 
> one world concept that does not discriminate based on your location, 
> your colour, nationality, let alone continent. You seem to say that 
> somehow African networks will not get IPs if not for AFRINIC when,  in 
> fact, many African networks today, some very large ones, claim they 
> are far better off without AFRINIC. AFRINIC themselves estimate 30% 
> revenue loss if an inter RIR policy passes. African networks do not 
> want to deal with AFRINIC at this moment, the organisation is so 
> poorly managed, people would rather stay with RIPE while using their 
> space here in AFRICA. Andrew Alston has publicly said that in the past 
> in which he represents one of continent’s largest networks. So, NO. If 
> anything, AFRINIC have done a horrible job in distributing and 
> maintaining their registration database. Marred by corruption and 
> scandals, they are NOT empowering its members.

It's quite unclear to me whether this is a campaign to be elected to the 
Board of the very organization you speak of, or not...

Mark.
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