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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 35 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Policy Archive

IPv4 Resources transfer within the AFRINIC Region v3

Details Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-V4-003-DRAFT03 Submitted:23 December 2016 Versions: 3 Status: Last Call Author: - Ali HADJI, Comores Telecoms- Komi ELITCHA - Damnam Kanlanfei BA read more..

Blog (EN)

FIRE Africa awardees receive prize at IGF 2016

  The 2016 IGF took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 6 – 9 December. AFRINIC staff and several FIRE Africa grantees made the trip to participate in this important global Interne read more..

Blog (EN)

My First AFRINIC Meeting

This November I was lucky enough to attend my first AFRINIC meeting. Despite the temptation of the beach, I made my way to the Sofitel Hotel in Mauritius each and every day. This was an interesting ex... read more..

Blog (EN)

AFRINIC 25 Wrap Up

AFRINIC-25 took place in Flic-en-Flac Mauritius, from 25 - 30 November, 2016. Around 240 people from 47 countries took part in training sessions, workshops, tutorials, policy development discussions, ... read more..

Public Policy Meeting (PPM) Minutes

AFRINIC-25 | PDWG Meeting Minutes

  Date 29 November 2016 Mauritius Agenda Time Event 11:00 - 11:10 1. Welcome, Introduction & Agenda Overview 11:10 - 11:20 2. Quick Look at the AFRINIC Region P read more..

Blog (EN)

So far, so great, as an AFRINIC 2016 Fire Africa Grantee!

Didas Mzirai is the founder and CEO of Mucho Mangoes, an organization that empowers rural smallholder farmers in Kenya. In December 2016, as part of his FIRE Award, he travelled to Mauritius... read more..

Blog (EN)

How lame are our reverse delegations?

Introduction AFRINIC manages reverse delegations (RDNS) for the IPv4 and IPv6 address space allocated by IANA to AFRINIC. When resources are issued to network operators, AFRINIC delegates the a... read more..

Blog (EN)

Getting Africa's IPv6 Deployment on Track

Andrew Alston, speaking as Group Head of IP Strategy, Liquid Telecommunications, talks about his involvement with the first consumer IPv6 roll out in Africa and why the continent needs to get its IPv6... read more..

Blog (EN)

Seun Ojedeji Talks Internet Governance and Policy Development

A few days before his election to the AFRINIC Board, Seun Ojedeji, one of the longest serving Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) Co-Chair, talked to us about Internet Governance and Policy d... read more..

Blog (EN)

November 2016 News Round up

November kept us all busy with the AFRINIC-25 Meeting. Here's a quick wrap up of what we got up to in November. Monthly Statistics New members in November: 9 Total new members in 2016: 15... read more..

Blog (EN)

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.          read more..

Blog (EN)

ISOC Fellowship: My First IETF Experience

AFRINIC Trainer Stephen Honlue attended the IETF 96 Meeting as an ISOC Fellow. He writes about his experience and what he learned in this blog post. Introduction Like many Network practitioners, read more..

Blog (EN)

IPv6 and the IoT

It's not too hard to imagine a world where almost everything is connected to the Internet. In the last few years, we've seen an explosion of smart devices and 'things' connected to the Internet which ... read more..

Blog (EN)

AFRINIC and ATI Sign MoU on IPv6 and Certi::6

On 28 November 2016, during the AFRINIC-25 Meeting, AFRINIC and the Agence Tunisien d’Internet (ATI) signed an MoU to solidify their cooperation and mutual support in furthering IPv6 deployment in Tun... read more..

Blog (EN)

A Short History of the Internet in Africa (1980-2000)

Those who attended the final day of the African Internet Summit 2016 (AIS’16), which took place back in June in Gaborone, Botswana, were treated to a personal and informative history lesson on th... read more..

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AFRALO in the Global Internet Ecosystem

The African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) is one of the five RALOs that make up the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) constituency within ICANN. It provides news, resources, and information... read more..


IPv4 Allocation by IANA

AFRINIC has received the equivalent of a /18 IPv4 prefix from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA): AFRINIC160.19.96.0 - AFRINIC - AFRINIC 160.... read more..

Blog (EN)

October Updates

Monthly Statistics New members in October: 16 Total new members in 2016: 150 Total members at October 2016: 1422 IPv4 address space allocated in October: 329,984 /32s Total IPv4 al... read more..

Blog (EN)

African governments are keen to participate in Internet Governance

The fifth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), which AFRINIC was one of the sponsors took place in Durban, South Africa from 16 to 18 October 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Government of So... read more..

Blog (EN)

August 2016 News Round Up

While most people have been enjoying a summer break, it's been a busy month for us. Here’s an overview of AFRINIC’s news and activities throughout August.           Mo... read more..

Blog (EN)

Africa, Let's Embrace v6 Now!

Vymala Thuron, AFRINIC's Head of External Relations highlights why it is important for Internet players to embrace IPv6. AFRINIC is the regional Internet registry for Africa, and our core activity is... read more..

Blog (EN)

Women in ICT: TechChix Tanzania

Continuing with our series on Africa's Women in ICT, we find out more about the recently formed TechChix of Tanzania. Vymala Thuron, AFRINIC's Head of External Relations, met with these inspiring ladi... read more..

Policy Active Proposals

Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC (Draft 3)

Details Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT03 Status: Under Discussion Date: 09 August 2016 Author: Amelina Arnaud Ilunga Kabwika Serge Jean-Baptiste Millongo Wafa Dahmani Staff &am read more..

Research Publications

Anti-Spam Mechanisms and Usage from RIR’s Perspective

This paper specifically deals with the different policies and technical frameworks at a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) level in terms of anti-spam measures. It also exposes the issue of spam from an... read more..

Consolidated Policy Manuals

Consolidated Policy Manual (v1.0)

This CPM version is superseded by this CPM version   Contents 1.0 Introduction 2.0 General Definitions 3.0 The Policy Development Process (PDP) 3.1 Scope of the PDP 3.2 Policy Development Princ... read more..

Policy Withdrawn

IPv4 Soft Landing BIS (Draft 3)

<NOTE> | This draft is an archived version. Click here to check the latest draft/version   Details Proposal Staff Assessment Details   Details Ref. N read more..

Policy Archive

Inbound Transfer Policy

  Details Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-GEN-002-DRAFT-01 Submitted: 17 June 2016 Status: Expired Author: - Andrew Alston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need read more..

Public Policy Meeting (PPM) Minutes

AFRINIC-24 | PDWG Meeting Minutes

PDWG Minutes AFRINIC24 Gaborone, Botswana 07 June 2016 Agenda Welcome & Agenda Presentation PDP Overview Policy Update from other RIRs PDWG Co-Chair Election Soft Landing - BIS ... read more..

Policy Active Proposals

Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02)

Details Proposal Staff Assessment Details Details Ref. Name:AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT02 Status:Under Discussion Date: 09 August 2016 Author:Amelina ArnaudIlunga Kabwika read more..

Policy Active Proposals

Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01)

Details Proposal Staff Assessment Details Details Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01 Status: Under Discussion Date: 18 May 2016 Author: Amelina ArnaudIlunga Kabwika S read more..

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