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NomCom 2015 appointed

20 February 2015- As per Section-9 of the AFRINIC by-laws, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of AFRINIC's 2015 Nominations Committee (NomCom), constituted as follows:


1. Boubakar BARRY

2. Janvier NGNOULAYE

3. Mustapha BEN JEMAA

4. Aminata A GARBA (Board Representative)


The NomCom's responsibilities are described in Article 9.3 (ii) of the by-laws – which are, among others, to prescribe the criteria and

qualifications for eligibility to be elected to the AFRINIC Board as well as other elections that will be held during the 1 year mandate

of the NomCom.


 The NomCom can be reached at nomcom2015 at

 We wish them success in their upcoming activities during 2015.

 Please browse to the following for more information:

AFRINIC Partners With ICANN on AFRICA DNS Business Exchange Programme

Series of internships aims to facilitate capacity building for registrars and registries in Africa to boost the African domain name business. AFRINIC is providing logistical and administrative support to kick-start this initiative.


12 February 2015, Ébène, Mauritius. The first event of the Africa DNS Business Exchange Programme took place on 12 January 2015 in Singapore. A pilot group of interns from AFRIREGISTER (Burundi) and WEB4AFRICA (Nigeria) spent several days at the IP Mirror offices and also visited with SGNIC and met staff at ICANN’s Singapore Office. During their time in Singapore, the interns learned about DNS technical requirements, DNS best practice and DNS business models.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with ICANN and contributing to its Africa Strategy with this new initiative,” said former AFRINIC CEO Adiel A. Akplogan“Capacity building schemes and knowledge share activities such as the DNS Business Exchange Programme are crucial to enable African registrars and registries to increase the presence of the DNS industry on the continent and to facilitate the exchange of local and global Internet industry expertise.”


Exchange Programme

Launched by ICANN in partnership with AFRINIC, the first phase of the DNS Business Exchange Programme involves interns selected from ICANN accredited registrars. The next set of interns from Kheweul.Com, Genious Communication, Diamatrixand Ghana dot COM will spend time with Afilias and AFNIC. As the programme gathers speed, it is hoped that it will be expanded and made available for other registrars and registries in the region. More information about the programme can be found at:



The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC)
is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa. It is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses) and ASN (Autonomous System Numbers) for the African and Indian Ocean region. It was founded in 2004 and serves 56 economies throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean.AFRINIC plays a leading role in capacity buildingand provides education and training to its members, governments and the wider community to infrastructure development throughout the African region.


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