IPv6

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.

on 2020 May 25
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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.

on 2020 May 25
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Rectification of initial IPv6 prefix

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. 

 

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Members should submit their request for the rectification of their initial assignment or allocation via the MyAFRINIC portal as follows;

  1. Log in to https://my.afrinic.net/login 
  2. Go to Resources > IPv6 Resources
  3. Click on ‘Request IPv6 Resource’ for allocations or ‘Request New Assignment’ for assignment
  4. Fill in the form and specify ‘Rectification of initial assignment/allocation’ in the ‘Additional Comments’ section.
  5. Click on ‘Request

 

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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. 

 

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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.

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  • If your request for rectification is approved, you can either return your current prefix or keep it.
  • If you will be keeping the existing prefix, we shall allocate a new prefix which together with the existing one would satisfy your needs.
  • If you will be returning your existing IPv6 prefix for a new prefix, you will have to delete all assignments, route6 objects, and ROAs if any.

 

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There is no allocation/assignment fee attached to rectifying the size of your initial block. 

However, for members without IPv4 but holds IPv6 only, this may have an impact on the annual membership fees.

 

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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.

 

on 2020 May 25
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