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You should send your request to email@example.com . The process will then be explained by the AFRINIC hostmasters.
You will need a username and a password. The username is the nic-hdl of the registered contact.
A nic-hdl is representative of the following details of a person(name, address, telephone number and email).
Please query AFRINIC whois database using your e-mail address or your full name in the query field.
An assignment refers to the range of IP addresses that an AFRINIC member will use from allocation given by AFRINIC for the following purpose:-
- An end-site or customer with 4 or more IP addresses
- A subnet for the organisation's own network infrastructure
- Any range from which IPs are dynamically assigned
PA space is what has been allocated to LIRs from which they can assign or sub-allocate to end-users / downstream networks as non-portable block. If the end-user / downstream network changes provider, the address space assigned or sub-allocated by the previous service provider (LIR) should be returned and the network renumbered.
Provider-Independent (PI) addresses are globally-unique addresses which :-
- are not assigned by a transit provider
- cannot be aggregated
- can only be assigned by a Regional Internet Registry(RIR)
- cannot be sub-allocated to another entity
A sub-allocation is a block of IP address space given by an LIR to ISPs (LIR's customers) for the purpose of subsequent distribution.
Reverse delegation is reverse DNS record which map an IP address to a name. It is usually maintained by the organisation who receives direct allocations from an RIR. Reverse delegation is achieved by use of the special domain names in-addr.arpa (IPv4) and ip6.arpa (IPv6). It is usually used to validate a forward DNS record, make network troubleshooting more user friendly by providing names instead of IP addresses and also as part of e-mail anti-spam best practices.