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News 2004/2005

[01/09/2004] AfriNIC starts Co-evaluation
In the normal processing of its transition plan, AfriNIC moved and started in conjunction with its application for recognition the co-evaluation of resources requests coming from African region. Starting September 1st all requests (from ARIN, APNIC and RIPE) will be proceeded by AfriNIC Hostmaster Team.

[01/09/2004] AfriNIC applies for recognition to be the fifth RIR
AfriNIC CEO, Adiel A. Akplogan has presented AfriNIC's application to become the fifth Regional Internet Registry to ICANN today September 1st 2004. The ceremony happened in Fiji during a special event at APNIC19 public policy meeting the document was received by John Crain ICANN representative attending the meeting.

[01/10/2004] AfriNIC gets provisional recognition from ICANN
ICANN board has approved AfriNIC's application for recognition submitted in September 2004 to become the fifth Regional Internet Registry. ICANN Board has also granted AfriNIC the provisional LIR status .
In the mean time, AfriNIC continues the transition process from the RIRs serving Africa.


[01/02/2005] Appointment of new Representative in ICANN

AfriNIC board has appointed the following person:

Alain P. Aina
Gregory Massel

as Observers in the ASO AC (and NRO NC) in replacement of actual listeners

Yann Kwok
Christine Arida

* more about the ASO:
* more about the NRO:


[21/02/2005] AfriNIC moves in to Phase II of its transition process
As announced a few days ago, with effect from February 22nd, AfriNIC is moving a step ahead in its transition process. We have effectively started PHASE II of the transition - operating as a full RIR with a second opinion from other RIRs.


[27/03/2005] Call for comments on NRO NC Nominees
ELections - NRO Election Nominees 2005   The election process is available here
Mrs. Sylvia Geha Kezengwa | Your comments on this candidate
M Yaovi Atohoun | Your comments on this candidate
M Jean Robert HOUNTOMEY | Your comments on this candidate
M Ali Drissa BADIEL | Your comments on this candidate
M Wycliff Ochieng | Your comments on this candidate


[08/04/2005] AfriNIC becomes the 5th Regional Internet Registry!

Yes it happened just few minutes ago! Africa has its own registry! As said
few minutes ago by its CEO, "we can not celebrate this great moment without
expressing our thanks to the pioneers of this project who worked on the
very first proposal in 1997. I will name Nii Quaynor, Alan Barett, Nashwa
Abdel-Baki, Sana Belamine and Randy Bush. We can tell them today that
we have made their dream a reality"
We will also thank everyone who, along this process, worked for and supported
us in various manners. We will particularly thank AfriNIC staff, the board and
the NRO for their support.
We now have to show to the rest of the community that having our registry
is not the end, but we have to work to make Africa fully part of the Internet
Technical coordination the work is still ahead and I'm confident
that it will be done. Congratulations AfriNIC, Congratulations Africa!


[26/04/2005] AfriNIC signs an MoU to join the NRO


[26/04/2005] AfriNIC elects its first representatives on the NRO NC (ASO AC)

AfriNIC & the NRO  
Name                                       Term      
Jean Robert Hountomey    04/2005 - 12/2008      
Sylvia Geha Kezengwa    04/2005 - 12/2007      
Alan Barrett     Apointed (04/2005 - 02/2006)      


Under the terms of the MoU signed between the ICANN and the RIRs in October 2004, the
NRO Number Council now performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization - Address
Council (ASO AC). Members of the NRO NC then also become the ASO AC members. According
to the NRO MoU, the NC must be composed of two members selected by the regional policy
forum of each of the RIRs and one must be appointed by the board of each RIR.
Since AfriNIC is now a fully accredited Regional Internet Registry, three representatives had to
be elected at the AfriNIC-2 meeting according to the election process online.

These representatives will represent the AfriNIC region internet community at the NRO Number
Council (NC). Various nominations were received and are available online.

An election was held in the afternoon of 26/04/2005. Eligible voters were people residing and
working in the AfriNIC service region. The vote count gave:
Sylvia Geha Kezengwa: 27 votesYaovi Atohoun: 16 votesJean Robert Hountomey: 33 votesAli Drissa Badiel: 23 votesWycliffe Ochieng: 5 votes
Out of the 5 nominees, the following were declared elected:
- Jean Robert Hountomey 04/2005 - 12/2008
- Sylvia Geha Kezengwa 04/2005 - 12/2007
Alan Barrett was appointed by the AfriNIC board to serve for a 1 year mandate (04/2005-12/2006)


[15/05/2005] AfriNIC-2 Meeting minutes is now available

AfriNIC held its second public policy and member meeting from 26-27th April 2005 at
Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM) Conference and Training Centre, Maputo -
Mozambique . More than 100 participants from around the world attended the meeting.
They included AfriNIC members and Board of Directors, representatives from ICANN,
LACNIC, APNIC, RIPE NCC, NSRC, ARIN, ISOC, AfNOG, officials from governments and
African Network Operators at large.
This meeting followed the official recognition of AfriNIC (by the ICANN) as the fifth Regional
Internet Registry serving Africa and the Indian Ocean regions two weeks before - a momentous
event that would change the future of the internet on the African continent.
The meeting started on 26/4/2005 Tuesday morning at 09:30 with a speech from the Minister
of Telecommunications in Mozambique , preceded by a word of welcome delivered by the
chairman of the AfriNIC Board of Directors, Mr. Pierre Dandjinou.
All presentations can be found on the AfriNIC-2 meeting agenda web-page:

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