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2013 Internet Governance Forum


Closing Remarks

Anne-Rachel Inné

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen


In Montevideo, earlier this month, leaders of our organisations responsible for the management and coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure met to discuss among other things the future of Internet governance and identified the need for ongoing effort to address ongoing challenges. To this end, we agreed to catalyse community-wide efforts towards the evolution of global multi-stakeholder Internet cooperation. 

What better place than the IGF to start these efforts! This meeting here in Bali allowed us to reach out to the stakeholders to explore how to move forward. Once again, if need there was, the IGF has proved its usefulness as a platform for multistakeholder dialogue. In our view, there is no better way to discuss important and delicate issues. It is a truism, but no stakeholder group can do it alone. Policy makers need the input from the technical community – the legal and regulatory framework needs to evolve based on a solid understanding of the underlying technology. Policy makers also need to understand what is economically viable and policy makers as well as technologists need to understand what is socially acceptable. The business community and civil society need certainty that their objectives can be met and their own important concerns can be addressed; that we have a safe and progressive path forward.  Not everything that is feasible is desirable! For this reason the dialogue between all stakeholder groups is essential for a healthy Internet ecosystem.

AFRINIC Member Services Publications


Dear Colleagues,

We, at AFRINIC, know that having sufficient IP resources is vital for business continuity and efficient service delivery. In our continuous effort to accompany our members through all of their initiatives, our Member Services Team has drafted 3 guidebooks to help you with IP planning and resources requests.

Guidebook 1: Guidelines for AFRINIC LIR Members

This guidebook has been drafted to provide information on the current policies that govern Internet Number Resources distribution, information on the various criteria for policy compliance and the procedures to follow to implement the same. The guidelines aims at helping LIR members to prepare requests for additional resources, while making sure that current allocations are policy-compliant.

Guidebook 2: IPv4 address Planning

This guidebook will allow members to understand the benefits of IP planning and acts as a starting point to forecast IP needs, manage future request and ease the process of network expansion and modification.

Guidebook 3: Internet Routing Registry

This document is intended to help AFRINIC members to register their routing objects in the RIPE database. The RIPE IRR is a free service. Divided into 4 sections (Introduction, Mandatory objects, Basic objects, Advanced objects), the document gives step-by-step instructions on Routing Registry registration.

For more information, do not hesitate to send us an e-mail on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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