[arin-announce] AfriNIC Transition Update

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Wed Sep 1 08:31:08 EDT 2004

Dear Colleagues,

ARIN, as well as RIPE NCC and APNIC, have been working very closely with
AfriNIC (The African Network Information Center) to prepare for its
emergence as a new Regional Internet Registry. In the future, African
organizations that presently obtain Internet number resources from ARIN
will obtain these resources from AfriNIC. The emergence of AfriNIC could
have implications that affect your organization. The information provided
below will explain what you need to know.

Commitment to our Members

ARIN is committed to its members and has put in place a structured
transition for members moving from ARIN's region to AfriNIC's region.
Details of this transition can be found at:


As detailed in the transition plan, any requests for resources approved by
AfriNIC will be reviewed by ARIN until AfriNIC's full recognition by

Beginning September 1, ARIN will begin training with AfriNIC staff to
conduct joint reviews of all IP and AS Number requests coming from the
emerging AfriNIC region. Following training, these requests will be
co-evaluated by ARIN and AfriNIC.

No action is required yet on your part. Eventually, African ISPs wishing
to join AfriNIC will be asked to sign a new registration services
agreement with AfriNIC. Your organization will be informed in advance of
this requirement.

If you have any comments please contact Adiel Akplogan, CEO of AfriNIC at
<adiel at afrinic.net>. If you would like more information about AfriNIC
please visit the AfriNIC website at http://www.afrinic.net.


Raymond A. Plzak
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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