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All reverse delegations can be registered via the myafrinic member portal as follows:-
a) via the myAFRINIC member portal
Log into https://my.afrinic.net
Go to Resources -> reverse delegation
Click '+' on the target prefix
Click 'add reverse delegation'
Update the details and submit
b) The steps via the email method to register/update the domain objects on the whois database are documented here
The AFRINIC Database provides mechanisms to control who can make changes in the database and what changes they can make. The distinction of "who" vs. "what" separates authentication from authorisation. The maintainer object serves as a container to hold authentication filters.
At the moment, AFRINIC does not operate an Internet Routing Registry (IRR). All routing information for our members, like route objects are registered in the RIPE RR. The ripe database is very similar to the AFRINIC database, and our members can go ahead and register their routes in there. There is a generic mantainer: RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT whose password is RPSL that must be included in the route and aut-num objects. You can find more details in this page. If you encounter any problems, please contact hostmaster@AFRINIC.net.
Members can check their free/used allocation via the MyAFRINIC member portal. A query from the whois database can also give an approximate "visual" impression of how much has been utilised, for example to return a list of all registered assignments from 10.0.0.0/16 block; you can use:
- CLI: type the command whois -h whois.AFRINIC.net -m -r 10.0.0.0/16 in your client.
- Web-Based: choose advanced search, type 10.0.0.0/16 in the query field and select -m and -r options.
You need to have an up-to-date web browser, be an AFRINIC member in good standing and have the accounts of your registered contacts activated.
A cookie is a file that stores your name, nic-hdl and preferences when visiting MyAFRINIC. It is usually turned on by default on these browsers because it poses minimal risk to computer users.
You must apply for AFRINIC membership first. Once you satisfied the policy requirements, paid the membership fees and sent the original RSA to AFRINIC, the AFRINIC members will register your organisation on the myAFRINIC portal and give your registered contacts access to the portal.
If you are a registered contact for your organisation you can request your account to be activated by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, Whois NIC-Handle and organisation. Once you are verified our staff will activate your account and email you a password to sign in with.
A registered contact is a person whose contact information have been provided by the organisation(Administrative, Technical or Billing) and considered to be the representative of the organisation in our databases. AFRINIC will only attend to service requests originated from the organisation's registered contacts.
Please contact MyAFRINIC support staff to find out if you are a registered contact for your organisation.