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Barry Boubakar from WACREN in a policy discussion at the AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting 

Three out of seven policy proposals that were up for discussion at the AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting in Dakar proceeded to last call.

This was revealed to the AFRINIC community by the Policy Development Co-Chairs Dewole Ajao and Sami Salih who steered the discussions.



Prime Minister of Senegal (centre) Rt. Hon Mahammed Dionne makes the keynote address at the AIS’18 opening ceremony in Dakar. With him on the podium are Dr. Nii Quaynor, AfNOG Convener; Mary Tiew, Higher Education Minister of Senegal; Abdou Karim Sall, Director General of ARTP and Abibu Ntahigiye, then Chairman of AFRINIC. 

Africa needs to address the disparities that exist between individual countries in terms of internet governance in order to adequately achieve the ICT goals set out in Agenda 2063.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2018 in Dakar, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal Rt. Hon. Mohammed Dionne called on all stakeholders to work towards digital inclusion and digitization of economies in the continent so as to reap from the immense potential the internet has for Africa.

The AFRINIC Board has ratified the ‘’Lame Delegations in the AFRINIC reverse DNS’’ policy that will enable AFRINIC to remove lame delegation records from ‘domain’ name objects in the AFRINIC database.

A DNS nameserver is considered lame if the server does not respond with an authoritative answer for the specific domain. As a result of this policy implementation, monthly tests will be run on all nameservers referenced within "domain" objects in the AFRINIC WHOIS Database.

AFRINIC will soon also have a webpage displaying lameless statistics with lame delegation reports and a public lameness checker tool. This policy was enforced on 28 March 2018 and will appear as article 10.7 of the Consolidated Policy Manual.

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