Why AFRINIC verifies a member information

verify1The AFRINIC WHOIS Database is an important source of reference for the Internet community as it contains information such as the Internet number resources registration, routing information, reverse DNS delegations, abuse contact information and more.

As per “Article 2(d) & (g)” of the Registration Service Agreement, AFRINIC members shall comply with maintaining the accuracy of their organisation’s details in AFRINIC database. ALL members should ensure that their registration information is accurate and up to date at all times, and therefore it is highly recommended that registered contacts conduct regular verification of the following:

  • Organisation legal name
  • General & billing addresses
  • Phone numbers and general contact emails
  • Registered contact information: Admin, Technical and Billing
  • Admin/Technical WHOIS contacts for the organisation object

 

 


1.1 Importance of updating your organisation information

  • Receive important notices by email and be reachable by phone
  • Courier hand delivery to your physical address
  • Receive Invoices and settle payments within the due date
    • Avoid Penalty fees
    • Avoid Account closure
  • Board Elections voting
    • Only registered contacts can vote online or onsite.
  • Avoid delays in requests processing
    • Only registered contacts can request for additional resources or other updates to a member’s account
  • Whois inaccuracy complaint
    • AFRINIC takes reasonable steps to investigate and correct inaccurate Whois data.

 

1.2 How to get my details verified on MyAFRINIC?

Step 1: Log on to MyAFRINIC, you shall see a banner saying "Please click here to verify contacts for your organisation."

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Step 2: Click on ‘here’ to display your organisation details.

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Step 3: Check accuracy of your organisation details

3.1. After you have checked your organisation and the registered contacts’ details and you are sure they are correct, click on ‘Confirm’. 

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3.2. The ‘Not Yet Verified’ will be changed to ‘Verified by email address of the contact & date’.

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3.3. If you are the administrative contact of your organisation, you shall be able to ‘Edit’ the organisation details-  except email addresses, phone numbers and country for general address.

3.4. If you are the technical and/or billing contact, click on ‘Notify’ if the organisation details are inaccurate. The administrative contact(s) will receive a notification email to update the details.

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3.5. If your details need amendments, click on ‘Edit’ to do the necessary changes.

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You will be directed to the page below where you can edit your details after which click on ‘Update Information’.

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After having updated your information, click on ‘Confirm’. 

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3.6. Each contact person can ‘Notify’ the other contact(s) to edit their details. The person will receive a notification email to update his/her details. 

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1.3 What if I do not verify my details on MyAFRINIC?

AFRINIC will send yearly reminders to members who do not get their details verified.

If AFRINIC still does not have accurate and updated registered contacts and details, it is a non-compliance to the Contractual Obligations Check; hence support requests shall not be provided until you rectify the situation.

Secondly, it is also a breach of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA).

 

1.4 My organisation name has changed, and I can not update it.

AFRINIC can only change organisation name after verification of the documentation justifying the change. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing the documentation you have in hand.

 

1.5 Why can’t I edit the country under general address?

Changing the country for an organisation is restricted on MyAFRINIC unless verified by AFRINIC Staff. Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the reason on why you want to have it changed.

 

1.6 Why can’t I edit my organisation’s details - general address, billing address, phone number & email address?

Only the administrative contact(s) have access to edit the organisation details. If you have billing and technical rights on MyAFRINIC, click on ‘Notify’ and your administrative contacts will receive an email prompting them to do the necessary updates. 

 

1.7 How do I remove obsolete registered contact(s)?

Log onto MyAFRINIC.

Go to My Account > User Administration

You can dissociate contacts from your account by clicking the delete (X) button. If the contact is not referenced in any objects, it will be automatically removed from your account.

Otherwise, you will be requested to fill in the ‘Delete Contact Request Form’ which will generate a ticket for AFRINIC action.

 

 

on Thursday March 26 by duksh
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