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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 368 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Blog (EN)

AFRINIC ratifies ‘Lame Delegations in the AFRINIC reverse DNS’ Policy

The AFRINIC Board has ratified the ‘’Lame Delegations in the AFRINIC reverse DNS’’ policy that will enable AFRINIC to remove lame delegation records from ‘domain’ name objects in the AFRINIC database.... read more..

Blog (EN)

Over 100 applicants bid for FIRE Africa Grants

A total of 106 applicants from 18 different countries in Africa have applied for the 2018 FIRE Africa Grants Program. The applicants are all eying the five available slots that will see them get betwe... read more..

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Upcoming Changes in the RIPE NCC IRR

The RIPE NCC Internet Routing Registry (IRR) will soon no longer support the creation of route(6) and aut-num objects that refer to out-of-region resources (resources that are not allocated to the RIP... read more..

Blog (EN)

Celebrating 20 Years of Internet Governance in Benin Cotonou

AFRINIC is participating in a panel discussion on the evolution of Internet Governance in Africa during the celebration of 20 years of Internet Governance in Africa, in Benin Cotonou. The anniversary ... read more..


RIPE NCC Making Changes to Out-of-region Objects in the RIPE Database

4 July 2018 - This is to inform you that the RIPE NCC will be making some changes to their Internet Routing Registry (IRR) which may affect AFRINIC resource holders effective September 2018. Exact tim... read more..


Consultation on the future structure of the ASO

2 July 2018 - Following the ASO review consultation and the presentation by the CEO at the AIS 2018 meeting in Dakar, AFRINIC’s representatives on the ASO AC/NRO NC have been asked to lead a community read more..

Blog (EN)

FIRE Awards 2018 Call for Project Proposals is Open

FIRE Awards 2018 invites applicants coming from different countries in Africa to submit their project proposals. Three proposals will be selected and each selected project will receive a cash prize of... read more..

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World IPv6 Launch Turns Six

We're celebrating the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch today!  In an interconnected world of devices, the Internet of things will enable us to discover that opportuniti... read more..


AFRINIC Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to inform you that our annual report 2017 is now published here.... read more..


We are looking for an Infrastructure Unit Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION Department: IT & Engineering Unit: Infrastructure Unit Job title: Infrastructure Unit Manager   1. Job Background Job Purpose/Mission of Role Reporting to... read more..

Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

 Click here to download your copy (in PDF)   This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF read more..


Statistics for Members Contact Update

Purpose This page provides statistics on up to date contact details of our members. The AFRINIC Customer Service Team started this project in July 2017. This project aims to verify the accurac... read more..


Opening Remarks By Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye, Chair of AFRINIC at AIS’18, Dakar, Senegal - 7th May 2018

This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.   read more..


Reminder: Call for expressions of interest for Board appointments

6 June 2018 - The AFRINIC Board hereby calls for expressions of interest from persons who wish to be considered for appointments to fill casual vacancies in the Board, in terms of article 13.14 o... read more..

Public Policy Meeting (PPM) Minutes

AFRINIC-28 | Public Policy Meeting

AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting 09th May 2018 – Dakar, Senegal Policy Development Working Group Discussion Minutes   PDF Version   Session Co-chairs: Adewole Ajao (Nigeria) Sami... read more..


Publication of Strategic Plan 2016-2020

In September 2016, the Board published a “Strategy Document” at, which was an extract from a Strategic Plan that the Board at that time con... read more..

Corporate Documents

AFRINIC Strategic Plan

  2021-2023 2016-2020 2009-2011 2021-2023   Downloadable reports (PDF): Strategic Plan 2021-2023 AFRINIC Strategic Plan Execution Evaluation Report 2021   This read more..

About Us


Following a proposal for setting up an Internet registry for Africa by several early Internet adopters in Africa, during an INET workshop in Malaysia (1997),  a steering committee was set up to w... read more..


Clean Up Exercise on Quarantined Resources

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 ... read more..


Job Vacancies at AFRINIC

30 May 2019 - AFRINIC is recruiting a Software Engineer and a Junior Systems Engineer. More details about the job description can be found at read more..

Blog (EN)

Revealing latency clusters in Africa

This post is a summary of two papers co-authored by Amreesh Phokeer and Josiah Chavula of the Research and Innovation Department and were presented at: IEEE Africon 2017, Cape Town, South Africa - ... read more..


Call for comments on proposed changes to AFRINIC fees

The AFRINIC Board constituted a Fee Review Committee in 2017 to consider changes to AFRINIC’s fee structure. The committee presented a report to the Board on 9 May 2018, with updates on 23 May 2018. T... read more..


Filling of the casual vacancies

17 May 2018 -The AFRINIC Board hereby calls for expressions of interest from persons who wish to be considered for appointments to fill casual vacancies in the Board, in terms of article 13.14 of read more..


Appointment of AFRINIC Chair and Vice Chair

11 May 2018 - Following the AGMM held in Dakar, Senegal, on 10 May 2018, the AFRINIC Board held a meeting to appoint a new Chair and Vice Chair. The AFRINIC Board has appointed Dr Christian Bope read more..

Policy Active Proposals

IPv6 Initial Allocation Update (Draft 2)

Details Proposal Details Ref. Name:AFPUB-2018-V6-003-DRAFT02 Versions: 2.0  Status:  Ratified - Pending Implementation Obsoletes: CPM 3.0 - The Policy Developmen read more..

Policy Active Proposals

About Proposal 'IPv6 Initial Allocation Update (Draft 2)'

Ref. Name:AFPUB-2018-V6-003-DRAFT02 Versions: 2.0  Status:  Ratified - Pending Implementation Obsoletes: CPM 3.0 - The Policy Development (PDP) Author: Jordi Palet Ma read more..


Results of AFRINIC AGMM 2018 Elections

Elections for Board and Governance Committee seats took place at the AFRINC Annual General Members’ Meeting (AGMM) in Dakar, Senegal, on 10 May 2018.   The results of the Board election are as ... read more..

Blog (EN)

February Updates

We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in February 2017 Monthly Statistics New members in February: 8 Total members to date:  1458 IPv4 address space allocated ... read more..


Tuesday 1 May 2018 is a public holiday in Mauritius

Please note that Tuesday 1 May 2018 is a public holiday in Mauritius. AFRINIC Offices shall be closed and will resume business on Wednesday 2 May. Any urgent issues can be addressed to:  Thi... read more..

Research Publications

Deep Diving into Africa’s Inter-Country Latencies

The Internet in Africa is evolving rapidly, yet remains significantly behind other regions in terms of performance and ubiquity of access. This clearly has negative consequences for the residents of A... read more..

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