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IPv4 Allocation by IANA

12 September 2016 - AFRINIC has received the equivalent of a /18 IPv4 prefix from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA): 


AFRINIC160.19.96.0 -






This is in line with the "Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA":

The allocation will be included in AFRINIC's IPv4 inventory and issued to Resource Members.

WHOIS Manual published

12 September 2016 - AFRINIC has recently published a comprehensive manual to manage objects in the AFRINIC WHOIS database. 

 The manual contains detailed instructions on how to: 

- Create a Person Object 

- Create a Role Object 

- Create a Key-Cert Object 

- Update/Delete an Unprotected Object

- How to Create a Mntner Object 

- Protect An Object 

- Create a Route Object

- Check a Route Object 

- Create an AS-SET 


To learn more about this important document, we invite you to read through it here:


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