Policy Update in the AFRINIC Service Region


Ernest Byaruhanga, AFRINIC's Policy Coordinator provides us with an update on the recent policy discussions in the AFRINIC service region.

With less than 30 million IPv4 addresses left in the AFRINIC inventory, it’s not surprising that policy discussions in the region have been centred around IPv4 conservation and exhaustion. During the 23rd AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting held in Pointe Noire in December 2015, the following policy proposals were discussed at length:



Both proposals did not achieve consensus and are still under open discussions on the AFRINIC region policy discussion mailing list.

Subsequent discussions are also happening on how the last 16 million IPv4 address block shall be managed and distributed with a possible objective of modifying the current (IPv4 Soft Landing) policy to possibly further extend the lifetime of the region’s IPv4 address inventory. 

Read the minutes from the AFRINIC-23 Public Policy Meeting here.

Read more on: The AFRINIC Region Policy Development Process

Learn more about: The AFRINIC Region Policy Development Working Group


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