IGF 2022 Lightning Talk #18 Off-Shore hosting, a legitimate use of an ASN or a subterfuge?

Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 (12:55 UTC) - Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 (13:25 UTC)
Speaker's Corner

Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance
Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA)


Lee Kent, AAPA/beIN Media Group

Onsite Moderator

Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele


16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Targets: As the internet evolves so do the opportunities for misuse. Off-shore hosting is currently being used as a phrase to promote illicit practices and ignore the rule of law at the national and international levels. Audio visual theft is one criminal practice used to gain illicit financial rewards and support other criminal activities. It is seen as low risk and high gain, with many criminal organisations amassing thousands of dollars. The purpose of the session is hold off-shore hosting providers to account and developed effective measures to protect internet users from abuse.


Presentation and discussion - town hall or lightening talk

Duration (minutes)

 The hosting provider landscape is evolving quickly and has become proliferated with companies using the term “off-shore” hosting.  AAPA aims to highlight that many of these companies have become synonymous with cybercrime activities. Promoting users can feel safe in the knowledge they do not have to comply with national or international laws.  AAPA will seek to understand:  The IGF’s view on the practices of off-shoring hosting  Are they abusing the allocation of ASNs?  Do RIRs have the tools to take action?  How can the audio visual industry work with RIRs and IGF stakeholders to tackle off-shore hosting providers who abuse the system?

This presentation could be online with Q&A at the end, supported by members of AAPA.