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September 2016 News Round up


Just like last month, September has been another busy period for the AFRINIC Team as we continue preparations for the AFRINIC-25 Meeting coming up in November. 









Monthly Statistics

New Members in September: 134

Total New members in 2016: 1,411

IPv4 address space allocated in September: : 2,899,200 /32s

Total IPv4 allocated to date in 2016 : 10,261,760 /32s

IPv6 address space allocated in Sepember: 14 allocations (all prefix sizes)

Total IPv6 allocated to date in 2016: 85 allocations (all prefix sizes)

ASNs allocated in September:  12

Total ASNs allocated to date in 2016: 126

News and Activities

1 September: AFRINIC opened the Call for Presentations for the upcoming AFRINIC-25 Meeting. For each meeting, we call upon the region's experts to submit ideas so we can build an agenda with a wide range of topics relating to access and development of the Internet in Africa. Find out more.

12 September: We announced that, due to a record number of Fellowship applications, notification of the successful applicants would be delayed in order to allow the selection committee more time to conduct the reviews. Read more.

12 September. The AFRINIC WHOIS Database was published, offering a comprehensive overview to enable users to create and manage their objects in the AFRINIC WHOIS database. The manual can be found here.

12 September: We received the equivalent of a /18 IPv4 prefix from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). This allocation was in line with the "Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA" and will be included in AFRINIC's IPv4 inventory and issued to Resource Members. Read more.

14 September: The Nominations Committee (NOMCOM opened a call for nominations from the community for three individuals to be elected by AFRINIC Membership to serve on the AFRINIC Governance Committee (GC) as provided for in the GC Charter. The GC is a standing committee whose purpose is to advise the AFRINIC Board, AFRINIC Membership, and the community, on matters of governance. Read more.

Training Highlights

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Four AFRINIC Training Courses took place in September.

Brazzaville, Rep. Congo:

  • 30 people attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in Brazzaville, Rep. Congo, from 6-9 September.
  • Local host: Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE)

N'Djamena, Chad:

  • 42 people attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in N'Djamena, Chad, from 13 -16 September.
  • Local hosts: ADETIC, SOTEL 
  • View the course storify.

Johannesburg, South Africa:

  • 20 people attended the IPv6 & INRM Training course in Johannesburg, South Africa,  from 19 - 23 September.
  • Local hosts: Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), Internet Exchange – South Africa (INX-ZA), ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and ZA Central Registry (ZACR)

Maseru, Lesotho:

  • 38 people attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in Maseru, Lesotho, from 27-30 September.
  • Local host: LCA


Blog Highlights

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