Online voting platform launched

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We are pleased to announce that we have now opened our e-voting platform for a wide member test. The online voting process was earlier postponed in order to allow the system to be further interrogated by the community before using it for real Board elections.

Although a lot of time and effort has already gone into AFRINIC’s endeavour to integrate the e-voting system into MyAFRINIC, there is need to subject it to further tests to ensure it was well understood, sufficiently transparent and secure to be used in all confidence. The system is now released in our member portal for a wide-scale test.

Please take time to look through the e-voting document and participate in the test to ensure the system works, and that it can contribute to making the election process transparent and effective. You can look at the announcement on the online voting on this page. You can also access the document on online voting at voting.pdf.

Do not hesitate to send us your feedback or contact us for support at: myafrinic-admin [at] afrinic dot net

IANA Allocates 39/8 & 106/8 to APNIC

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IANA has allocated 39/8 and 106/8 to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region.

This event triggers a longly anticipated day by the global Internet community when based on the “Global Policy for the Allocation of the remaining IPv4 Address Space

That states:

During this phase IANA will automatically allocate the reserved IPv4 allocation units to each RIR (one /8 to each one) and respond to the last request with the remaining available allocation units at the IANA pool

IANA will be allocating one /8 to each RIR.

We expect IANA to allocate these final /8s within the next few days.


Post Depletion Press Conference at AfriNICs Headquarters in Mauritius

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On January 31 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the RIR for the Asia-Pacific region. On February 3, IANA allocated equally the remaining blocks to AfriNIC, ARIN (Canada, USA, North Atlantic islands and part of the Caribbean), LACNIC (Latin America and part of the Caribbean) and RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East and parts of Asia). Each of these blocks represents about 16.7 million possible addresses.

At the present rate of distribution of new addresses by RIRs, some of which are expected to run out as well sometime mid-2011.

AfriNIC, held a press conference at its headquarters in Mauritius on the 8th of March 2011 to relay back to its community the global and regional implications of these events.

The summary of this press conference can be found below.

You can view the final IPv4 /8 handing over to AfriNIC ceremony held in Florida, US by clicking here.


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