July 2016 News Round Up


July Here is an overview of the news highlights, activities and and events from July 2016.

During the AFRINIC Board Meeting on 6 July 2016, the AFRINIC Board re-appointed Sunday Folayan as Chair and Haitham El-Nakhal as Vice-Chair for a one year term. Find out more about the AFRINIC Board of Directors.

Leading Internet organisations, including AFRINIC, ARIN and the RIPE NCC, announced in July their combined commitment of more than US$3 million for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Endowment. The IETF is the Internet’s premiere technical standards body, gathering a large international community of network designers, operators, vendors and researchers concerned with the development and evolution of the Internet technologies and its architecture. The IETF Endowment will provide stable, long-term funding to support the IETF in its mission to make the Internet work better.

Alan Barrett, CEO of AFRINIC, said “Both AFRINIC and our members rely on the open standards created by the IETF, and have an interest in the sustainability of the IETF.  In particular, we would not have any IP addresses to manage if it were not for the IETF.  I am very pleased that we are able to contribute to the IETF Endowment.” Read the full story here.

Training Highlights

Two AFRINIC Training Courses were held in July.

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Blog Highlights

In the last few months, we've been steadily increasing the amount and scope of content on the AFRINIC Blog. Here are July's content highlights:

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