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IANA Numbering Services Review Committee has released a 2017 Numbering services report. The report, which covers April-December 2017, indicates that the performance of the IANA Number Services Operations was within the Service Level Agreement and met the needs of Internet number community. The Review Committee’s evaluations observed that two IPv4 requests and two ASN requests were made and fulfilled accurately between March 2017 and December 2017. The Committee also reported that there was sufficient community outreach and community involvement in the review of the performance of the IANA Numbering Services during the period. The Review Committee was established in October 2016 to advise the RIRs on the IANA Functions Operator’s performance and adherence to identified service levels upon completion of the IANA Stewardship Transition process. The Review Committee must submit such a report to the NRO EC at least once every calendar year. The committee comprises representatives from all five RIR regions. AFRINIC’s representatives to the committee are Omo Oaiya, Noah Maina and Madhvi Gokool.

Registration is open for the AFRINIC IPv6 Deep-Dive Tutorial for Engineers on 24th September and the IPv6 Deployathon on 25th September during SAFNOG-4 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

IPv6 Deployathons are events where AFRINIC provides assistance in prototyping, testing and deploying some IPv6 features within 16 hours.

If you wish to attend the IPv6 Deep-Dive Tutorial and IPv6 Deployathon in Dar es Salaam, please register here: http://bit.ly/safnog-4-IPV6workshop-registration

For those who cannot make it to Dar es Salaam but need free guidance on their IPv6 project, please make a request through our IPv6 Deployment help desk athttps://vox.afrinic.net/343185?lang=en (English) or https://vox.afrinic.net/343185?lang=fr (French).

Those who register and get an invite to our webinar https://vox.afrinic.net/281636?lang=en will get priority access to the AFRINIC IPv6 deployment help desk.

AFRINIC’s Capacity Building Team is launching a series of webinars to address specific IPv6 deployment issues. The first webinar will take place on 19 September at 13:00 UTC and will address recurrent themes addressed during AFRINIC’s help desk sessions.

AFRINIC has a help desk that supports teams who are implementing IPv6 on their networks.

https://vox.afrinic.net/343185?lang=en (in English)

https://vox.afrinic.net/343185?lang=fr (in French)

You may wish to join the webinar which is open for registration and request for an invitation at https://vox.afrinic.net/281636?lang=en 

Seats are limited to 30 participants. 

Africa’s Platform for Internet Development

With ICT technologies evolving at a rapid pace, opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking and promotion of best practice are crucial for the growth of the Internet in Africa. Through its renowned conferences, the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) conferences enhance this by providing an essential forum for a broad spectrum of ICT professionals to share their expertise and real-world experiences and identify remaining knowledge gaps.   

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A recent AFRINIC cleanup exercise on the quarantined resources for the returned or reclaimed IPv4 address space has made available more number resources. Following this exercise, 618,496 IPv4 addresses, 15 /32 IPv6 prefixes and 80 AS Numbers (ASN) were released into the available pool. As a procedure, AFRINIC deletes all related objects from the AFRINIC whois database for the returned or reclaimed IPv4 address space and keep it in quarantine for twelve months or as long as the space is globally routed.

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