The request to get IP resources shall be evaluated by our AFRNIC team according to the current policies on membership and resource allocation which can be found as below:
In order to proceed faster and timely with your request within 15 working days, AFRINIC has set up this following procedure and steps that aims to bring closed collaboration between AFRINIC Team and the requestor.
1. Online registrationby the requestor
Go to https://apps.afrinic.net/nmrp/, create an account, log in and fill the form. Please make sure that the organisation’s name is its legal name (as stated on the certificate of incorporation/founding documents).
- any founding document determining your eligibility in term of your presence and operations in AFRINIC region like as certificate of incorporation or any legal operation services certificate from local authority and
- any founding document justifying your resource request like as Network description, Adressing plan and certificate
Please note that we may request for additional documentation along the way that as necessary during evaluation of your new membership
After the Hostmaster Team has approved your IP resource request, you will be required to sign the RSA. We strongly suggest that members make two original copies of the RSA and scan or fax (+230 466 67 58) one signed copy of the document to AFRINIC. It is of importance that you then send one original signed copy by express mail to AFRINIC.
Kindly note that the RSA:
We strongly advise our members to provide at least two different contact persons for the administrative, billing and technical purposes.
As stated above, one original RSA should be sent to the following address:
11th Floor, Standard Chartered Tower
Phone Number: +230 403 51 00
In order to keep on improving AFRINIC services to its members, the member that has assigned or allocated resources is invited to share with us his/her feedback on the AFRINIC registration process on the services mailing list
Main member category types are "LIR" and "End-User".
LIR membership is mainly for organisations who will use the IPv4/IPv6 resources to service their customers.
End-User membership is mainly for organisations that will never assign IPv4/IPv6 resources to another party(IPs will be solely used on the organisation's internal network)
No. AFRINIC does not sell IP addresses - they are a shared public resource and are not for sale. Effective management of this resource is vital to maintain the ongoing health of the Internet. If you obtain IP addresses from AFRINIC, you will have the right to continue using those addresses provided that you use them in accordance with the AFRINIC allocation and assignment policies and provided that your membership remains in good standing. The use of IP addresses is subject to membership fees being paid and renewed.
An Incorporation document, is a legal document usually issued by a commercial registry or any other government authority in a country. This document allows an organisation to conduct commercial activities in that country.
AFRINIC will request for a certificate of incorporation in order to verify that the applicant organisation is legally registered in the AFRINIC region of service.
An Internet Exchange Point is defined as a physical network infrastructure (layer 2) operated by a single entity whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic between ISPs. There must be a minimum of three ISPs connected and there must be a clear and open policy for others to join.
AFRINIC is bound by Section 4(g) of the Registration Service Agreement (RSA) to non disclosure of any information that we receive from our members. The AFRINIC hostmaster team usually requests for supporting information to verify the information given in the online registration process. The documentation supplied will be used solely to evaluate the requests against the AFRINIC policies in place.
AFRINIC needs funds to sustain its operations , and therefore bills its members a fee calculated on the type and number of resources they hold. The AFRINIC fees schedule is available online . The fees may change from year to year according to operational costs and financial health of the organisation and upon validation by the Board of Directors.
Legacy resources are those Internet number resources obtained prior to or otherwise outside the current hierarchical Internet registry system. When AFRINIC inherited members and records from RIPE NCC, ARIN and APNIC, it was established that each of these RIRs had different parameters for classifying legacy resource holders.
Although there is no contractual relationship and obligation between legacy resources holders and AFRINIC, legacy resources holders still benefit from AFRINIC registry service support such as WHOIS, reverse DNS and the Internet Routing Registry. They do not however benefit from access to the MyAFRINIC Portal and the services it offers. AFRINIC provides supports only to its members that signed a contractual (Registration Services) agreement with AFRINIC. There are currently around 350 legacy resources holders registered in the AFRINIC WHOIS database.
AFRINIC encourages legacy resource holders to become AFRINIC members and to take advantage of all services it offers to its members.
For more information about AFRINIC membership, please visit https://www.afrinic.net/en/services/becoming-a-member
How a company can know if it is a Legacy resource holder as such in AFRINIC database ?