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News 2011

 

AfriNIC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

[25/08/11]


AfriNIC Board appoints new chairpersons

[19/08/11]


AfriNIC is recruiting

[08/08/11]

 

The IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey

[01/07/11]

 

The AfriNIC-14 Meeting report is now available

[01/07/11]

 

New AfriNIC Board members declared

[25/05/11]

 


[17/01/11] Call for Hosting of AfriNIC-17 for 24-30 November 2012
Call for Hosting of AfriNIC-17 for 24-30 November 2012  
 
AfriNIC is inviting potential organisations to host the Seventeenth Public Policy Meeting (AfriNIC-17) tentatively scheduled for 24-30 November 2012.
The hosting requirements including the ToR for the Call for Proposals and Budget information are available at the following links:
1. Call for Proposal
2. Budget Information
Interested parties should fill in the required data and provide any additional relevant information on the hosting facilities.
Note: A site visit for AfriNIC-17 will be organised in July 2012 to finalise details of the organisation of the event with the local host.
Queries and requests for additional information on the Calls for Proposals may be addressed directly to the meeting team at meeting[at]afrinic.net.
 
[17/01/11] Call for Hosting of AfriNIC-15 for 19-25 November 2011
Call for Hosting of AfriNIC-15 for 19-25 November 2011  
 
AfriNIC is inviting potential organisations to host the Fifteenth Public Policy Meeting (AfriNIC-15) tentatively scheduled for 19-25 November 2011.
The hosting requirements including the ToR for the Call for Proposals and Budget information are available at the following links:
1. Call for Proposal
2. Budget Information
Interested parties should fill in the required data and provide any additional relevant information on the hosting facilities.
Note: A site visit for AfriNIC-15 will be organised in July 2011 to finalise details of the organisation of the event with the local host.
Queries and requests for additional information on the Calls for Proposals may be addressed directly to the meeting team at meeting[at]afrinic.net.


[01/02/11] IANA Allocates 39/8 and 106/8 to APNIC
News | IANA Allocates 39/8 & 106/8 to APNIC  
 
IANA has allocated 39/8 and 106/8 to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region.
This event triggers a longly anticipated day by the global Internet community when based on the “Global Policy for the Allocation of the remaining IPv4 Address Space”
That states:
“ During this phase IANA will automatically allocate the reserved IPv4 allocation units to each RIR (one /8 to each one) and respond to the last request with the remaining available allocation units at the IANA pool ”
IANA will be allocating one /8 to each RIR.
We expect IANA to allocate these final /8s within the next few days.


[03/02/11] AfriNIC receives 102/8 the last IPv4 block from IANA.
News | AfriNIC receives 102/8, the last IPv4 address block from IANA.

 

In-line with the Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-remaining-ipv4-space.htm

AfriNIC was allocated 102/8 on 2011-02-03. There are no more unallocated unicast IPv4 /8s in the IANA IPv4 Address Space Registry.

We shall be conducting reach-ability and debogonising tests on 102/8, as usual, before starting to allocate from this space to the community.
However, we also do urge all operators to appropriately update any filters that may be in place so as to allow space from 102/8 to be used without any issues.
A list of all resources in the AfriNIC pool is available at: http://www.afrinic.net/Registration/resources.htm

 

[08//03/11] Fellowship application for AfriNIC-14 now open

 

[09/03/11] Call for presentation now open

 

[22/05/11] Post Depletion Press Conference at AfriNICs Headquarters in Mauritius

On January 31 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the RIR for the Asia-Pacific region. On February 3, IANA allocated equally the remaining blocks to AfriNIC, ARIN (Canada, USA, North Atlantic islands and part of the Caribbean), LACNIC (Latin America and part of the Caribbean) and RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East and parts of Asia). Each of these blocks represents about 16.7 million possible addresses.

At the present rate of distribution of new addresses by RIRs, some of which are expected to run out as well sometime mid-2011.

AfriNIC, held a press conference at its headquarters in Mauritius on the 8th of March 2011 to relay back to its community the global and regional implications of these events.

 

Final Candidate Slate for 2011 Elections

The AfriNIC Nomcom 2011 is pleased to announce the final candidate slate for the Board seats and PDWG Co Chair elections scheduled for AfriNIC-14 in Dar es Salaam. We take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to all stakeholders for the delay in publication which was unavoidable in order to comply with mandatory election procedures.

The AfriNIC community is invited to view the candidate details on the respective links indicated below:

Board
http://www.afrinic.net/elections/comments/?cat=35

PDWG
http://www.afrinic.net/elections/comments/?cat=38

As a result of process delays, the public comments period will now close on 2nd June 2011 as opposed to 31st May 2011.The community is requested to evaluate each candidate's suitability for the position and to provide comments in the section provided for this purpose.

Stakeholders will be advised of any further information regarding the election process in due course.

For any queries or clarifications please contact the committee by email tonomcom2011[at]afrinic.net

References

[1] AfriNIC elections process page
http://www.afrinic.net/elections/process/

[2] Board election process document
http://www.afrinic.net/elections/process/ep_bod.htm

[3] PDWG co-chair election process document
http://www.afrinic.net/elections/process/ep_pdwg.htm

[4] PDWG co-chair nomination announcement: https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/announce/2011/000722.html

[5] Board nomination announcement
https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/announce/2011/000721.html

 


[04/05/11] Press release: AfriNIC-14 Public Policy Meeting in Tanzania


"AfriNIC 14 Public Policy Meeting 4– 10 June 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Plenary Sessions: Opening Ceremony "

The African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) is pleased to announce that its 14th bi-annual meeting scheduled for the 4th to 10th of June 2011 has started at the Kunduchi Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This meeting's main themes are IPv6 deployment in Africa, Cyber security and Interconnecting Africa.

The Opening Ceremony was held in the morning of the 8th of June 2011, and was officiated by the Dr. Florens Turuka, Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, in the presence of Professor John Nkoma, Director General of the Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Alain Aina, Acting CEO AfriNIC and Dr. Viv Padayatchy, Chairman AfriNIC.

This year, the first day of the Plenary Session coincided with the World IPv6 Day, initiative of the Internet Society (ISOC). A dedicated panel, titled "What are the biggest hurdles for a Service Provider to deploy IPv6 in Africa" was debated in the afternoon. A group of expert panelists took questions from the community on deployment of IPv6 in Africa, best practices and success stories.

AfriNIC-14 is a platform for all Internet industry players to discuss the latest development in global best practice for managing Internet number resources in the African region. Primarily targeted at the technical community, governments, regulators, civil society and existing AfriNIC members, the meeting is also open to anyone, including end users of the Internet. AfriNIC-14 also will play host to vibrant policy discussions where all the stakeholders present can contribute to the development of management and distribution policies for Internet number resources.

The 4th AfriNIC Government Working Group (AfGWG) meeting and a workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies is scheduled for the 10th of June 2011. The aim of this meeting is to strengthen the collaboration between AfriNIC and African Governments and Regulators, in order to create a dynamic framework to address general Internet governance challenges faced by the region, and specifically those related to the role of governments with respect to Internet number resources. The agendas of the meetings comprises of discussions on Africa post IPv4 Global depletion, the transition to IPv6 and its challenges in Africa and the way forward. The meeting will also be an opportunity for governments and regulators to share their thoughts and experiences as well as setting up structures to aid in the deployment of IPv6 in their respective countries.

AfriNIC-14 also provided free tutorials, trainings, and presentations on sector relevant issues such as IPv6, Cyber security, Internet resources management and Internet governance, from the 4th to the 6th of June. Please note that the AfriNIC-14 meeting is held jointly with AfNOG-12.

For more information on AfriNIC-14 see http://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-14/ or email meeting[at]afrinic.net.


Note to Editors:

The African Network Information Center (AfriNIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa, responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources throughout the African region. AfriNIC is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based organization, based in Mauritius that serves the African Internet Community.

 

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