[ppml] AfriNIC 4 Report

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Wed Jun 7 10:33:39 EDT 2006

Members of the ARIN staff attended the recent AfriNIC meeting. We offer
you the following brief report of that meeting.


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

AfriNIC 4 - Nairobi, Kenya - 16-17 May 2006

AfriNIC 4 took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 16-17 May 2006. It followed 
the AfNOG meeting. Some of the topics discussed during the AfriNIC 
meeting included resource certification, development of the My AfriNIC 
site (the trial is to begin in June of this year), bogon testing of 
41/8, and policy proposals.

Policies recently adopted by the AfriNIC Board consisted of the
following: An end user assignment policy (/24 minimum), a policy for
temporary/critical infrastructure assignments, an ASN criteria policy
(requestors must be members in good standing), and the proposed global
policy on IPv6 Allocations from IANA to the RIRs.

Policy proposals presented at AfriNIC 4 included the following. There
was a proposal for 4-byte ASNs; this appears to be moving forward to
last call. There was also a proposal for PI IPv6 assignments to end
sites. This proposal appears to be going back to the list for further
discussion. Proposals moving forward are posted for 15 days of last call
to the AfriNIC policy mailing list.

Elections occurred during the Member Meeting; the following were elected
to the AfriNIC Board:
Eastern Region: Ntege Badru (Primary) and Brian Longwe (Alternate).
Southern Region: Alan Barret (Primary) and Almada Sylvio (Alternate).

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