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Call for Nominations – AFRINIC Board Seats 3, 4 and 8


According to Section 13 of the AFRINIC by-laws, 2 Board seats will be up for renewal in June 2014. In application of the new by-laws, the second seat of the two non-regional Directors (Seat 8) will also need to be filled.

As a result, the following three (3) seats on the AFRINIC Board will be open for election:

  • Seat 3: Indian Ocean sub-region (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)
  • Seat 4: Central Africa sub-region (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)
  • Seat 8: Non-Regional (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)

We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates to fill these three seats.


Consultation on post NTIA IANA functions oversight mechanism


Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 14 March, the United States Government announced that it intends to transition oversight of key Internet functions (including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority or IANA) to the global multi-stakeholder community. It has asked ICANN to facilitate, in consultation with the global multi-stakeholder community, the development of a proposal for the transition.

Leaders of the I* Internet technical coordination organisations (including AFRINIC), met several times and, in line with the Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation (October 2013), we agreed on some common principles for an evolution such as the one announced by the US Government. Regular participants in those meetings, including their affiliated organisations, are noted here:



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