This document outlines the billing and payment procedure for members of AFRINIC.
An AFRINIC Member is defined either as an Organisation that has signed the Membership-Only agreement or a Local Internet Registry (LIR) that receives services from AfriNIC after signing the RSA ("Registration Service Agreement") and is annually invoiced a service/membership fee.
The services of AFRINIC include the distribution and the maintenance of Internet number resources in the African region.
2. General Information
2.1 AFRINIC Contact Details:
11th Floor, Raffles Tower
Ebene Cyber City
Tel: +230 403 5100
Fax: +230 466 6758
2.2 Bank Details
Account Holder: AfriNIC Ltd
Account number: 62026000001202
Swift code: STCBMUMU
Bank: State Bank of Mauritius
Branch: Head Office
Bank Address: State Bank Tower,
1, Queen Elizabeth II Avenue,
Port Louis, MAURITIUS
When paying by bank transfer, always mention your payment reference (i.e. organisation name and invoice number). All payments should be in USD and the remitter should bear all bank charges
2.3 AFRINIC legal Information
VAT Number: 202 81333
Company registration #: 40539632 (registered in Mauritius)
2.4. Tax Information
AFRINIC Ltd. is Value Added Tax (VAT) registered in Mauritius .
The following VAT rules apply to our members for the membership fees:
Non Mauritian members: No VAT is chargeable on output
Mauritius members: VAT is chargeable on output
Please note that AfriNIC does not interfere with the local tax regulations of the member's country of origin.
For new members the first invoice is sent as soon as AFRINIC has received the membership form, signed RSA and where applicable, the relevant allocation request (see "Procedure to become LIR/member" for more details).
For existing members invoices are sent annually at the beginning of November via courrierl to the billing address as stated in the registration form. A copy of the invoice is also sent by e-mail to the billing contact. Payment is due 30 days after date of invoice.
To ensure invoices an correspondences are received by members, by prior arrangement, it is possible to be billed half-yearly or quarterly for LIR fees (not applicable to Membership-Only fee). This must be requested before the invoice for the year of issue is sent (i.e. before the 1st November). In this case, an extra USD 75 service charge applies to each invoice. Note that during a billing year, it is not possible to change the billing scheme.
3.2 Payment Possibilities
All payments should be in US Dollars.
Payments may be done by bank transfer. The credit card possibility is under finalisation and will be available soon.
For the bank transfer details, please see Section 2, " Bank details ".
Always mention the payment reference (i.e. customer number and invoice number) when making a bank transfer or sending a credit card charging request.
It is helpful to also mention the registry ID (for LIRs) with the payment reference.
4. Related AFRINIC documents :