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AFRINIC Installs RIPE Atlas Anchor on its Infrastructure in Mauritius

AFRINIC and the RIPE NCC are pleased to announce the installation of a RIPE Atlas anchor on AFRINIC's infrastructure in Mauritius. The installation is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two RIRs to increase collaborative efforts in the promotion of Internet development throughout their respective regions. 

The RIPE Atlas project is a global network of probes that measure Internet connectivity and reachability, providing an unprecedented understanding of the state of the Internet in real time. The data collected by the AFRINIC-hosted anchor, mu-plu-as32768, together with the project's other anchors and probes, is made available to anyone and provides valuable information about the local and regional connectivity and reachability of the Internet. 

Find out more about the RIPE Atlas Project and the RIPE Atlas community, its contributions, and the hosts who stand out in the RIPE Atlas network.

Read the MoU here.


IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled. The structure of this Coordination Group is explained here:

The Coordination Group will include two representatives from the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It will also include one representative from the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The ASO function is carried out by the NRO Number Council, who are elected by the five RIR communities.

The five RIR communities are each discussing the transition of IANA oversight in their own forums. The two NRO representatives and one ASO representative will ensure that the output of these discussions is fed into the global discussion and reflected in the final proposal to the NTIA.

The NRO Executive Council, made up of the five RIR Directors, met on Tuesday, 17 June, and discussed who should fill the NRO positions on the Coordination Group. Adiel Akplogan (AFRINIC) and Paul Wilson (APNIC) were appointed to represent the NRO on the Coordination Group:

It is expected that the Coordination Group will have its first meeting in mid-July 2014.

* This article also appears on the NRO website.


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