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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 140 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Closing Keynote Remarks by Alan Barrett, CEO, AFRINIC at SAFNOG-3 - 4th to 7th September 2017

Closing Keynote Remarks by Alan Barrett, CEO, AFRINIC at SAFNOG-3, Durban, South Africa, 4th To 7th September 2017.     This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download th... read more..


Upcoming Release of WHOIS Version 2.3

31 August 2017 - We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of WHOIS version 2.3. The deployment of this new version is scheduled for overnight, on 31 August 2017 and available as from 1 Septemb... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Khartoum, Sudan

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Sudan. Thirty engineers attended the workshop, wh... read more..

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RPKI: Moving towards an “All resources” trust anchor

The Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is a framework for certifying the holdership of Internet resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN). It uses an extended version of the X.509 standards to create and ... read more..


Lagos to host the 27th AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting

Ebene, Mauritius, 10th August 2017: Lagos will in November host hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 27th public policy meeting of the African Network Info... read more..

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July News Round-Up

We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in July 2017. Monthly Statistics New members in July: 16 
Total members in 2017: 86 IPv4 address space allocated in July: 60,928 /32s T... read more..

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New Ripe Atlas Anchor in West Africa

The Ripe Atlas Internet measurements infrastructure in Africa is about to receive a significant boost, thanks to the arrival of a brand-new Anchor in Burkina Faso! The Anchor, to be hosted by Orange B... read more..


Call for Presentations AFRINIC-27 is Open

7 August 2017 - We invite all individuals wishing to make presentations during AFRINIC-27, which will be held from 27 November to 2 December 2017 to submit abstracts. The meeting website is now up at ... read more..


Registration for AFRINIC-27 is Open

7 August 2017 - We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the AFRINIC-27 Meeting, being held in Lagos Nigeria, from 27 November to 2 December 2017. You can register online at: ht... read more..

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UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences

One problem with the Internet, non-existent before 1994, is the confrontation between persons who, either intentionally or unintentionally, create an address on the Internet which includes someone els... read more..


2017 FIRE Africa Applications Received

4 August 2017 - The application period for the FIRE Africa Grants and Awards ended on 2nd August 2017 having run for a whole month. The FIRE Award consists of a USD 3,000 cash prize plus full travel ... read more..


Announcement of IT Related Incidences

August 4 2017 - We would like to inform you that, as from today Friday 4 August, AFRINIC shall report on IT related incidents and maintenance activities at This new servic... read more..


Call for Fellowships AFRINIC-27 is Open

2 August 2017 - AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-27 meeting to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 27 November to 2 December 2017. The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing s read more..

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Simplifying IPv6 Addressing of Customers

One of the main issues when an ISP is planning to deliver IPv6 services is to decide how to address the customers. In a generic way, we could say that the first thing to do for any IPv6 deployment is ... read more..

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What I got as an AFRINIC Fellow

The AFRINIC fellowship is a program which provides an opportunity for African individuals with an interest in Internet governance, ICT policy and Internet operations as a whole, to participate to a read more..

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Calling All African Entrepreneurs: FIRE Africa Grants and Awards 2017 Now Open

AFRINC has launched the 2017 round for FIRE Africa Grants and Awards. Find out more about the programme and how you can apply for funding. Are you using the Internet to empower people and solve iss... read more..


Policy Development Appeal Committee

19 July 2017 - The AFRINIC Board of Directors intends to establish an Appeal Committee to give effect to the requirements in section 3.5 of the Consolidated Policy Manual (that is, the Conflict resolu read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Johannesburg South Africa

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in South Africa. Twenty-one engineers attended the w... read more..

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The 21st Century Digital Farmer program

Connecting the next 1 Billion: It is not easy, but it is doable! My attendance and participation at the Internet Governance Forum in Jalisco, Mexico, late last year, made possible with the kind and g... read more..


Annual Report 2016 is Published

July 14 2017 - We are pleased to inform you that our annual report 2016 is now published.Click here to read the AFRINIC Annual Report 2016.... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Mali

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Mali. Thirty-six engineers attended the workshop,... read more..

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DNSSEC New Root Zone KSK appears on the DNS

On 11 July 2017, a new KSK (Key Signing Key) is going to appear in the DNS root zone. This key labelled as KSK-2017 (key tag: 20326) will eventually replace KSK-2010 which has been the top-most pair o... read more..

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Using RIPE Atlas TraceMON to discover network topology

Intro This is an abbreviated version of a talk I gave at the Africa Internet Summit 2017. In this blog post I want to show you how you can use RIPE Atlas to get a grip on interesting phenomena in th... read more..

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AIS’17: Event Wrap

AIS’17 took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21 May – 2 June 2017. Around 640 people from 68 countries took part in training sessions, workshops, tutorials, policy development discussions, plenary sessio... read more..

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RIA/AFRINIC Research on Cloud Computing in the Public Sector

As part of the memorandum of understanding that exists between AFRINIC and Research ICT Africa (RIA), AFRINIC Research and Innovation department will participate in a research project under the Region... read more..


Apply for the 2017 FIRE Africa Innovation Grants and Awards

July 4 2017 - AFRINIC is announcing the call for applications for the 2017 FIRE Africa Innovation Grants and Awards. This year, the available types of Grants and Awards are: The FIRE Africa Grants... read more..

Consolidated Policy Manuals

Consolidated Policy Manual (v1.1)

This CPM version is superseded by this CPM version     About the CPM Revision History Abbreviations FAQ About the CPM Version 1.1 The Consolidated Policy Manual (CPM) ... read more..

Policy Withdrawn

IPv4 Soft Landing BIS (Draft 5)

<NOTE> | This draft is an archived version. Click here to check the latest draft/version Details Proposal Staff Assessment Details Details Ref. Name: AFPUB-2016 read more..

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What we learnt from the First AFRINIC Internet Measurements Workshop

The Research and Innovation team at AFRINIC, in conjunction with the Research ICT Africa ran its first workshop on Africa Internet Measurements on 30 May during the Africa Internet Summit 2017 (A... read more..


AFRINIC and AFRALO in joint bid to strengthen Africa’s Internet development

AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett and AFRALO Chair Abdelaziz Hilali signing the MoU Ebene, Mauritius 28th June 2017: AFRINIC has signed an MoU with ICANN’s African Regional At-Large Organization ( read more..

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