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The AFRINIC Database is a public database that contains information about registered IP address space and AS numbers, routing policies,and reverse DNS delegations in the AFRINIC region. It is used for Internet network management.
There are very good documents that explain the working of the AFRINIC whois database: The AFRINIC DB reference manual and the AFRINIC DB supporting document. If you still find lots of complications even after reading these documents, we advise that you enrol for one of our LIR training courses, the schedule of which is available at the training section of the AFRINIC website.
There are two methods to query the whois database:
Command Line Interface: using whois client which can be downloaded from here.
Web Based Interface: using whois query page at our website.
The AFRINIC database reference manual is available on the AFRINIC website here
MyAFRINIC is a web-based portal designed for AFRINIC members to manage their contact information, resources, billing and support requests through a simple, graphical, user-friendly interface.
Specifically, an AFRINIC member will be able to :-
- Update its organisation's contact details
- Keep the personal profile of the registered contacts up-to-date
- View the organisation's billing history
- View or download invoices
- Settle invoices via the online payment portal
- Manage AS Numbers
- Manage IPv4 resources
- Manage IPv6 resources
- Create, modify or delete reverse delegations
- Track the status of support tickets
The portal is accessible via https://my.afrinic.net. Only registered contacts of AFRINIC members are allowed access to this portal. A login and password is needed(login credentials)
A registered contact is a person whose contact information have been provided by the organiation(Administrative, Technical or Billing) and considered to be the representative of the organisation in our databases. AFRINIC will only attend to service requests originated from the organisation's registered contacts.
You must either be introduced by an existing registered contact of your organisation (details required are name, address, e-mail and phone number or nic-hdl) or
You can contact MyAFRINIC support staff at email@example.com who will ask you for verification information before adding you in as a contact.