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Post Depletion Press Conference at AfriNICs Headquarters in Mauritius

On January 31 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the RIR for the Asia-Pacific region. On February 3, IANA allocated equally the remaining blocks to AfriNIC, ARIN (Canada, USA, North Atlantic islands and part of the Caribbean), LACNIC (Latin America and part of the Caribbean) and RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East and parts of Asia). Each of these blocks represents about 16.7 million possible addresses.

At the present rate of distribution of new addresses by RIRs, some of which are expected to run out as well sometime mid-2011.

AfriNIC, held a press conference at its headquarters in Mauritius on the 8th of March 2011 to relay back to its community the global and regional implications of these events.

The summary of this press conference can be found below.

You can view the final IPv4 /8 handing over to AfriNIC ceremony held in Florida, US by clicking here.

Call for Hosting of AfriNIC-17 for 24-30 November 2012

AfriNIC is inviting potential organisations to host the Seventeenth Public Policy Meeting (AfriNIC-17) tentatively scheduled for 24-30 November 2012.

The hosting requirements including the ToR for the Call for Proposals and Budget information are available at the following links:

1. Call for Proposal

2. Budget Information

Interested parties should fill in the required data and provide any additional relevant information on the hosting facilities.

Note: A site visit for AfriNIC-17 will be organised in July 2012 to finalise details of the organisation of the event with the local host.

Queries and requests for additional information on the Calls for Proposals may be addressed directly to the meeting team at meeting[at]


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