30 May 2018 - AFRINIC initiated a clean-up exercise on the quarantined resources that had reached the end of the Quarantine period in March 2018. As a reminder, we delete all related objects from the AFRINIC whois database for the returned or reclaimed IPv4 address space and keep it in quarantine for twelve months or as long as the space is globally routed. The clean up exercise ensured that these resources were not visible in the global routing table nor have associated objects in other Internet Routing Registry (IRR) databases at the time this article is published.
As a result, the following resources were moved from the reserved pool to available pool in April 2018.
- 618,496 /32 IPv4 addresses
- 15 /32 IPv6 prefixes
- 80 AS numbers
We shall start issuing the IPv4 resources near the end of Phase 1 of the soft-landing and until no more than a /11 of non-reserved space is available in the 102/8 block after which the Phase 2 of the soft-landing shall begin. Resource members who get these IP resources shall be notified that these are reclaimed resources.
AFRINIC Registration Services Team