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Call for comments for AGMM 2014 Agenda


Our Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM) will be taking place on June 6th 2014 (14:00-17:30). This mail is to call for agenda items on particular topics you would like to propose for discussion as per article 12.14 of our Bylaws.

The current draft Agenda include:

  1. Introduction and Board activity update;
  2. 2013 Audited Financial Report;
  3. 2014 Budget and execution status;
  4. Proposals for Bylaws review;
  5. Appointment of Auditor for 2014;
  6. Board elections;
  7. AOB & Open Mic

This Agenda is open for comments and inputs for 15 days (deadline is 15 May 2014). Please share your comments and inputs on this list or send any matter you would like to discuss at AGMM to legal at

The Board will review all the comments and inputs and will have the final Agenda published and sent to members in a formal notification 14 days before the AGMMM (Section 12.2(i)).

Global IPv4 Supply Reaches Critically Low Level

On 20 May, 2014, ICANN announced that it had begun the process of allocating the remaining blocks of IPv4 address space to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIR). The trigger for this was LACNIC's pool of IPv4 address space reaching a /9 ( 8,388,606 addresses). LACNIC has now moved into Phase 1 of its community-defined IPv4 Exhaustion Plan. APNIC exhausted its supply of IPv4 address space in 2011 and the RIPE NCC followed quickly in 2012. In April 2014, ARIN announced that it had reached phase 4 of its IPv4 Exhaustion Plan.  

"The Internet technical community has been preparing for this phase in global IPv4 exhaustion for the last few years and we expect the community-developed "Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA" to kick-in shortly," says Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO of AFRINIC. "As we move into this new phase of the Internet's evolution, we cannot ignore the fact that total exhaustion of the global IPv4 pool will occur in the very near future. Although AFRINIC's supply of IPv4 address space has not reached critically low levels yet, we cannot predict how long our supplies will last. Existing and emerging networks will face scalability issues unless they are made IPv6 ready to ensure long-term network growth and global connectivity. It is now imperative that all African stakeholders ensure that IPv6 is deployed on their networks, that devices are IPv6 enabled and our content is available over IPv6 immediately so that we remain connected to the global IPv6 Internet and so that our millions of future Internet users can get online."

The community is encouraged to contribute to discussions on the Policy Discussion Mailing list and during the upcoming AFRINIC Meeting to voice their opinion on all aspects of regional and global Internet number resource allocation policies.

AFRINIC has been leading the effort throughout Africa to promote and support IPv6 deployment since 2005 through outreach, education, free training courses and provision of an IPv6 test bed. Find out more about our IPv6 Programme

Read Adiel A. Akplogan's recent statement on the urgent need for all African stakeholders to deploy IPv6.



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