As a service provider, the minimum prefix you can get from AFRINIC is a /32 Provider Aggregatable prefix.
The current policy makes it mandatory for LIR members to announce an IPv6 PA allocation within 12 months and, to the extent practicable, as a single aggregated prefix, so as to minimize global routing table growth.
In some very special cases, space may not be announced, however, it must be duly justified by the member to AFRINIC.
As an End-User organisation, the minimum prefix you can get from AFRINIC is a /48 Provider Independent prefix.
The organization must deploy the IPv6 provider-independent address space at each end-site, for which addresses are obtained, within twelve (12) months.
If the addressing space justification was that it will be announced, to the extent practicable, the organization should aggregate any announcements of prefixes so as to minimize global routing table growth.
You need to be an AFRINIC resource member with an IPv6 prefix and you must be compliant to the Contractual Obligation Checks.
While submitting the rectification request it is highly recommended to attach a detailed IPv6 addressing plan demonstrating your new needs.
Members should submit their request for the rectification of their initial assignment or allocation via the MyAFRINIC portal as follows;
We do not guarantee that your current IPv6 prefix is extendable to the new required prefix size.
Once you submit your request for the rectification of your initial IPv6 prefix, you shall be informed whether your prefix can be extended to the new required size or not.
If you are an LIR member and have opted to return your initial IPv6 prefix, it must be done within 6 months.
There is no timeframe specified in the policy for the return of PI assignment for End-User members, however, a reasonable amount of time will be granted to renumber and return the PI prefix.
You can request for rectification of your initial IPv6 allocation/assignment if it no longer satisfies your needs, the same address block will be “upgraded” to the new required prefix size.
However, if the adjacent prefixes are already being used by other organizations or if making the allocation would not leave sufficient space for subsequent allocations, then you can choose to receive a new block.
Take note that you can request the rectification of the IPv6 PA space only once.