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When an existing member request and is allocated additional resources, such additional resources may or may not impact the member’s category (hence annual membership fee). However, should there be a change in the member’s existing category as a result of the additional resources, no invoice shall be raised for the remainder of the calendar year. Member shall be notified immediately of any changes in category and any change in fees shall be reflected in the next billing cycle.
End Sites membership fees renewal is done on the anniversary of the membership period; which may be at any time during the year. Unlike the LIR members, End Sites membership period commences in the month in which the organisation becomes a member.
Membership Fees for End Sites are collected for three (3) years on the anniversary of the membership period. However, End Sites members may elect to be billed for a period of not less than 12 months at a time. AFRINIC is reviewing the possibility of End Sites membership fees to an annual basis.
For End Sites ASN only, the Membership fee shall be collected for three (3) years in the first instance and subsequently every six (6) years.
YES, End Sites may choose to be billed for a period of not less than 12 months. Such request must reach AFRINIC Billing team prior to the billing anniversary.
AFRINIC fee structure provides that for NEW members joining in the middle of the calendar year, membership fees shall be applied on a pro rata basis as per the attached table:
The pro rata applies to membership fees ONLY and not the Initial Setup Fees. Please contact the AFRINIC Billing Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if in need of any clarifications.
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: :
- Log in on https://my.afrinic.net
- Click on Billing >pay Bill Online
- 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.