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Registration for AFRINIC-25 is Open

18 August 2016 - We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the AFRINIC-25 Meeting, being held in Mauritius, from 25 to 30 November 2016.

You can register online at:  


Updates and News

You can stay informed with updates and the latest news about AFRINIC-25 via our discussion lists, the AFRINIC-25 meeting website ( Facebook ( and onTwitter ( We are using the hashtag #afrinic25.



We strongly advise that you start your travel and visa procedures for Mauritius as from now. For more information about travel and visas please see :

We look forward to seeing you in Mauritius!


Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer que l’inscription pour la prochaine réunion AFRINIC-25, qui se tiendra du 25  au 30 novembre 2016, à l’ile Maurice est maintenant ouverte.  

Inscrivez-vous maintenant pour AFRINIC-25 à : 



Vous pourrez connaitre les dernières nouvelles et actualités d’AFRINIC-25 via nos listes de diffusion, le site web d’AFRINIC-25 (, notre page Facebook ( et le compte Twitter ( d’AFRINIC.  Nous utiliserons le hashtag #afrinic25.



Nous invitons les délégués à reserver leur billet pour l'ile Maurice et se renseigner sur les modalités de visas dès maintenant. 

Pour plus d’information sur votre voyage et les visas nous vous invitons à consulter cette page. (   

A bientôt à l’ile Maurice!

NTIA Announces Intention to Allow the IANA Functions Contract to Expire

17 August 2016 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced its intention to allow the IANA Functions Contract to expire,representing the final step in an 18 year process to transition the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) to the private sector. The NTIA currently contracts ICANN to perform the IANA functions. 

On Friday, ICANN informed NTIA that it has completed or will complete all the necessary tasks called for in the transition proposal by the end of the contract term. Based on its review of this report and barring any significant impediment, NTIA intends to allow the IANA functions contract to expire as of 1 October 2016. 

Over the last two years Internet stakeholder groups from around the world came together to formulate a comprehensive plan to transition the US Government out of its historical oversight role. AFRINIC community representatives and staff, together with the other four RIRs, worked tirelessly as part of the Numbers community to contribute to the plan to ensure that the Internet remains open, stable, resilient and secure. You can read about the work of the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team's (CRISP) work here.

AFRINIC fully supports the IANA Stewardship Transition and would like to thank all of those who have contributed their time over the last two years.

Read the NTIA's full announcement here.

Find out more about the IANA Stewardship Transition here.


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