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As per the existing fee structure, existing members requesting IPv6 resources shall not be charged any additional fees for the IPv6 allocations. In addition, the IPv6 block shall not be included in the calculations which set the member’s billing category. However, such special provisions are subject to review from time to time and members shall be updated accordingly.

 

NO, unfortunately, due to constraints beyond our control, at this point AFRINIC does not accept payments by members via the PayPal platform. Members shall be notified should there be new development in this particular area.

AFRINIC relies on the members to ensure that members contact information is maintained up to date. These contacts are critical when sending out various communications, including invoices, reminders, newsletters, urgent communiques, invitations and for members during the annual voting exercise.  

 

Payment by Credit Card is only possible through our member portal. To so, valid member with appropriate access credential should follow the simple step as described below: :

  1. Log in on https://my.afrinic.net
  2. Click on Billing >pay Bill Online
  3. Fill in the required Credit card details and submit

Any authorised user who has a myafrinic login credential and tagged as billing contact on myafrinic may effect a Credit Card payment.

All bank charges relating to the remittance of membership fees to AFRINIC must be borne by the remitter or must be added onto the amount being remitted.

 

All local withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are the responsibility of the member. Should member require an invoice inclusive of such taxes, a request must be made to billing@afrinic.net .

 All fees, including Initial setup fees and membership fees must be remitted to:

  • Account Name: AFRINIC Limited
  • Account Number: 62026000001202
  • Swift Code: STCBMUMU
  • IBAN: MU30STCB1180026000001202000USD
  • Bank: State Bank of Mauritius Ltd
  • Bank Address:
    State Bank Tower
    1, Queen Elizabeth II Avenue
    Port Louis
    Mauritius

Fee invoices are due upon receipt or within one month from the date of the invoice. A late payment penalty is levied on all invoices which are unpaid after the due date. Up to three (3) Reminders are sent to unpaid members. Should fees still remain unsettled, AFRINIC initiate the Resources Reclaim Process, at which point the Registration Agreement is nullified and all services are withdrawn from members.  

 

A member may be restated after closure, following a formal request from the member concerned. However, a reconnection fee equivalent to the initial Setup fee applicable to the member’s category shall be levied and paid prior to the member’s account being restated.

New Applicants are sent a Proforma invoice which shall include an Initial Setup fee and a membership fee. The Proforma invoice is payable immediately and shall have a validity period of 90 days from date of issue. Once payment effected, the applicant will received a Tax invoice corresponding to the payment.

Should a Proforma invoice remain unpaid after 90 days, the Proforma expires and is cancelled, unless there has been prior arrangement to the contrary. The Applicant is notified that his application has lapsed and should the organisation still wish to pursue its membership application, the New Member registration process should be reactivated by contacting the Registration Service.

 

YES, any other organisation, other than the member may settle fees on behalf of the member organisation provided that AFRINIC invoice number and the Member Organisation name and Org_Handle are all indicated on the remittance document.

NO, AFRINIC shall raise all fee invoices in the name of the Member’s organisation as registered in AFRINIC records and as per the signed Registration Services Agreement. In addition all invoices shall be sent to registered contacts ONLY. 

NO, all fees are payable into AFRINIC authorised bank account as notified to members on the invoices. Payments to any other organisation other than AFRINIC shall not constitute settlement of AFRINIC fee invoices.

 

NO, AFRINIC does not accept cash (in any currency) as a form of payment. Payment of fees by personal cheque is also not accepted.