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October Updates

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New members in October: 16

Total new members in 2016: 150

Total members at October 2016: 1422

IPv4 address space allocated in October: 329,984 /32s

Total IPv4 allocated to date in 2016: 10,092,832 /32s

IPv6 address space allocated in October: 8 (all prefix sizes)

Total IPv6 allocated to date in 2016: 93 (all prefix sizes)

ASNs allocated in October: 18 

Total ASNs allocated to date in 2016: 144

News and Activities

1 October: On 1 October 2016, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions contract between the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) expired, representing the final step in a two-year, multi-stakeholder-driven process. Oversight of the IANA functions is now in the hands of the communities that rely directly on these services - the Names, Numbers and Protocol Parameter communities. "This is an important milestone in the evolution of Internet governance," commented Alan Barrett, CEO AFRINIC. "It was anticipated in 1998 when ICANN was created, and it has now been achieved through more than two years of work by many dedicated people in the global multistakeholder community. I’d particularly like to thank those who drafted proposals, those who commented on draft proposals, and those who approved the final proposals." Find out more about the IANA Oversight Transition and the work of the multistakeholder community over the last two years here.

30 October:  Following the Call for Nominations to the AFRINIC Governance Committee, which was issued on 11 September and closed on 11 October 2016,  the NOMCOM announced the final candidate state for the upcoming elections. The elections will be held on 30 November 2016 during the AFRINIC-25 Meeting in Mauritius. Find out more about the candidates and elections here.

Training Highlights

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Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

  • 32 people attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in Abidjan from 4-7 October.
  • Local host: ISOC Cote D'Ivoire

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • 37 People attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in Ouagadougou from 11-14 October.
  • Local host: ARCEP Bukrina Faso
  • Read the course Storify

Giza, Egypt

  • 39 People attended the IPv6 & INRM Training Course in Ouagadougou from 24-27 October
  • Local Host: Internet Society ISOC Egypt Chapter

Blog Highlights

We aim to publish a steady stream of useful content on our blog. If you'd like to contribute please take a look at the guidelines here. We'd particularly welcome articles about IPv6 deployment and, if you've deployed IPv6 on your networks, case studies and step-by-step implementation reports. We welcome posts written in French or English.

  • How lame are our reverse delegations? 
    That's what AFRINIC's Research & Innovation Manager Amreesh Phokeer asks in this article. He also talks about the importance of having accurate reverse domain data in the AFRINIC WHOIS database as any mis-configurations can have multiple adverse impacts on the robustness of the DNS. 
  • Seun Ojedeji Talks Internet Governance and Policy Development
    One of the longest serving Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) Co-Chair and current AFRINIC Board Members, talked to us about Internet Governance and Policy development in Africa.
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