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As per the policy for Autonomous System Numbers, an AFRINIC member can request for an ASN if it is already or plans to be multihomed.
A "multihomed" site is a site with more than one transit provider.
We recommend that you request for an ASN via the myafrinic portal.
You may do this via https://my.afrinic.net as follows:
o Log into https://my.afrinic.net
o Go to Resources -> AS Numbers
o Fill in the form and Submit (Kindly note that you must mention the ASN and contact emails of at least 2 of your BGP peers)
All reverse delegations can be registered via the myafrinic member portal as follows:-
a) via the myAFRINIC member portal
Log into https://my.afrinic.net
Go to Resources -> reverse delegation
Click '+' on the target prefix
Click 'add reverse delegation'
Update the details and submit
b) The steps via the email method to register/update the domain objects on the whois database are documented here
The AFRINIC Database provides mechanisms to control who can make changes in the database and what changes they can make. The distinction of "who" vs. "what" separates authentication from authorisation. The maintainer object serves as a container to hold authentication filters.
At the moment, AFRINIC does not operate an Internet Routing Registry (IRR). All routing information for our members, like route objects are registered in the RIPE RR. The ripe database is very similar to the AFRINIC database, and our members can go ahead and register their routes in there. There is a generic mantainer: RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT whose password is RPSL that must be included in the route and aut-num objects. You can find more details in this page. If you encounter any problems, please contact hostmaster@AFRINIC.net.
Members can check their free/used allocation via the MyAFRINIC member portal. A query from the whois database can also give an approximate "visual" impression of how much has been utilised, for example to return a list of all registered assignments from 10.0.0.0/16 block; you can use:
- CLI: type the command whois -h whois.AFRINIC.net -m -r 10.0.0.0/16 in your client.
- Web-Based: choose advanced search, type 10.0.0.0/16 in the query field and select -m and -r options.
For utilisation to appear in myAFRINIC, you must register the IP addresses in use in the database. You may do this via https://my.afrinic.net as follows:
- Log into https://my.afrinic.net
- Go to Resources -> IPv4 Resources
- Click on "+" to expand on the target allocation
- Click "Add Assignment"
You need to repeat the above process for all assignments that will be registered.