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Registration now Open for AFRINIC INRM & IPv6 Training Course in Nairobi - Kenya

16 March 2016 - We would like to inform you that registration is now open for the upcoming AFRINIC  INRM & IPv6 Training Course which will take place in Nairobi - Kenya  as follows:


Date:19 - 22 April 2016

Venue: Will be communicated to selected participants.

Fees: Free of charge with priority given to participants from AFRINIC members


Registration: click here 

Closing Date: 01 April 2016

This workshop is being hosted by iHub & WEB for ALL


Internet Number Resources Management Fundamentals - 1 Day

Course Deliverables

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the issues surrounding IPv4 depletion and the risks they pose for the continued evolution of the Internet.
  • Make a good case for why NAT is bad and not a sustainable solution to the problem of IPv4 depletion.
  • Plan their IP addressing needs and apply for the resources from AFRINIC.
  • Describe the policy development process, its importance and how to take part it it.
  • Describe the structure of the Whois database and its importance.
  • Identify the key objects of the Whois database and their attributes.
  • Create and manipulate objects in the Whois database.
  • Effect Whois database changes for allocations to customers.
  • Test their new IP address allocations

Details of our INRM modules are available here 


Understanding and Deploying IPv6: 3 Days

Course Deliverables

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Design an IPv6 address scheme for their organisations.
  • Configure IPv6 on Windows/Mac and Linux desktop operating systems.
  • Build a routed IPv6 network using both static routing and OSPFv3.
  • Configure tunnelling techniques to allow v6-capable sites talk to other v6 sites across a v4-only network.
  • Brainstorm solutions to issues holding back IPv6 in their organisations.

Details of our IPv6 modules are available here


Target Audience:

Network engineers and systems administrators who understand how to design and build IPv4 networks. Participants must already understand topics like:

  • The OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer.
  • IPv4 addressing and subnetting.
  • Intra-domain routing and OSPF.
  • Fundamentals of Inter-domain routing with BGP
  • Basic network services like DHCP and DNS.
  • How to use the command line interfaces of key routing platforms (e.g Cisco IOS)


Fees and Charges:

Participation in this training workshop is FREE of charge for selected participants. Priority will always be given to participants who are AFRINIC members.

Tea and lunch will be served during the days of the workshop. Note that AFRINIC will not bear any transportation and/or accommodation costs for the participants.


Seats and Registration:

Selected candidates will be contacted directly with the further information and must confirm their attendance within 48 hours or else forfeit their seats.

Please visit our training website ( for more information about our training program and follow us on Twitter (@AFRINICTraining) to keep up to date.


AFRINIC Signs MoU with ANRT to Deploy L-Root Server Copy in Morocco

March 9, 2016: AFRINIC and the Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the deployment of a copy of the L-Root DNS Root Name Server in Morocco as part of the Root Server Copy Project (AfRSCP). L-Root, one of the world’s 13 Root Name Servers, is operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The new Root Name Server copy will boost Africa’s critical Internet infrastructure and improve Internet stability and resiliency throughout the region.

“The African Root Server Copy Programme facilitates the deployment of more root name servers in Africa, to increase the resilience of the Internet's domain name system,” said Alan Barrett, CEO AFRINIC. “AFRINIC is pleased to provide equipment and technical expertise in support of this programme, which benefits Internet exchange points (IXPs), network operators, regulators, and indeed all Internet users in Africa, by providing faster and more reliable access to DNS root name servers. This MoU demonstrates AFRINIC's ongoing commitment to work with ICANN as the L-root operator, and with African organisations such as ANRT, to support an open, stable, and resilient Internet in Africa. By increasing the number of root server copies, we are able to keep traffic local, mitigate some of the risks of DDoS attacks and large scale connectivity outages, decrease latency and improve access.”

About the Root Name Servers
The authoritative name servers that serve the DNS root zone are commonly known as Root Name Servers. There are 13 Root Name Servers, each with an identifying letter from A-M. Although only 13 names are used, there are over 350 physical servers (copies of some of the 13 Root Name Servers) spread all over the world. Having multiple copies distributed on different continents provides high performance DNS lookup independent of the user's location, further increasing access, Internet speeds and Internet infrastructure stability.


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