[ppml] ARIN IP space in African countries...

Taylor, Stacy Stacy_Taylor at icgcomm.com
Wed Sep 24 15:31:55 EDT 2003

Hi All,
I have confirmed with Richard that 2002-3 does not include ARIN membership
with the assignments.

-----Original Message-----
From: william at elan.net [mailto:william at elan.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:08 AM
To: Mury
Cc: ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [ppml] ARIN IP space in African countries...

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Mury wrote:
> Is ARIN allocating IPs to African countries out of the same blocks?
> For example, are the LIRs in Africa all getting IP space out of 208.X.X.X,
> or is it scattered throughout all the space that ARIN is currently making
> allocations out of?

My whois data research showed that majority of south african ip allocations 
are made out of 196/8 ip block (and these allocations account for about 50%
of ip addresses assigned from that ip block - actually greater majority of 
85% of that /7 has not been allocated at all). ARIN has confirmed in earlier
post that despite that /8 being listed by IANA as legacy internic space,
its still actively used for new african allocations in arin region, but
I note however that some ip allocations to africa as recent as 2003 were 
made out of 216/8 and 209/8 and 196/8 was most actively used for allocations
in 1999 and 2000 and part of 2001. Below message from ARIN President has a 
promise to do new african allocations exclusively from 196/8 as before:

To my knowledge additional block of 197/8 is also kept in reserve by IANA
for future use by Afrinic (i.e. it parallels how 200/8 was used by ARIN for
assignments made to LACNIC organizations and 201/8 was reserved for LACNIC)

For RIPE there does not appear to be such one single /8 used for african
allocations, although 62/8 and 217/8 have larger number of north african 

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william at elan.net

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