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Board Statement on IANA Transition

8 May 2015, the AFRINIC Board passed the following resolution regarding the IANA Oversight Transition:

1. The AFRINIC Board advocates that the CRISP draft Service Level Agreement (SLA) be completed promptly, with fidelity to the CRISP Principles, and be made public immediately.

2. The AFRINIC Board believes that any comments or objections to the draft Service Level Agreement or its underlying Principles be provided publicly on the CRISP mailing list ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), whether those comments originate with the RIR organisations, ICANN, or others in the community.

3. The AFRINIC Board believes that the feedback received should be collected by the CRISP team, and that the CRISP team should facilitate discussions of any proposed changes using an open and transparent process.

4. The AFRINIC Board reaffirms the necessity of CRISP SLA outline Principle 6 - Termination of the contract in the event that the IANA Numbering Services Operator fails to perform or cure in accord with the terms of the SLA.

For more information about the IANA Oversight Transition and the work of the CRISP Team, please visit:

Call for Nominations for one Co Chair of the Policy Development Working group (PDWG)

We are seeking nominations for one Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) for a 2-year term (June 2015 – June 2017).

Co-Chairs of the PDWG are volunteers selected by the community per the current Policy Development Process (PDP) to carry out all administrative functions of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG). Their responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Chairing face-to-face policy meeting sessions and determining consensus.
  • Preparing post-meeting policy reports to share with the community as appropriate.
  • Preparing pre-meeting reports (usually mailing list discussion summaries) in preparation for face-to-face meetings.
  • Advising the board about ratification of proposals that reached consensus.
  • Evaluating emergencies that may necessitate varying the normal policy development process.


Nominees must be residing in a country from the AFRINIC service region and should not be staff of AFRINIC or any other Regional Internet Registry (RIR). Nominations must be by an AFRINIC member in good standing or in case of self-nominations, be seconded by two (2) AFRINIC members in good standing.

To nominate yourself or a candidate of your choice, please fill in the form here.

Please refer to the following for more information:


The PDWG Co-Chair election process:

The Policy Development Process:

The deadline for nominations is 12th May 2015 20:00 UTC.


On behalf of the NomCom2015 Chair


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