AfriNIC

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African Network Information Center
Founded 22 February 2005
Focus Allocation and registration of IP address space
Location
Area served Africa
Members 971
Key people Adiel Akplogan
Website www.afrinic.net
Regional Internet Registries (containing AFRINIC)

AFRINIC (African Network Information Center) is the regional Internet registry (RIR) for Africa. Its headquarters are in Ebene City, Mauritius. Adiel Akplogan is the registry's chief executive officer. As of November 2010, AFRINIC had a staff of 18.[1]

Before AFRINIC was formed, IP addresses for Africa were distributed by the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and the RIPE NCC.[2]

ICANN provisionally recognized AFRINIC on 11 October 2004. The registry became operational on 22 February 2005. ICANN gave it final recognition in April 2005.

AFRINIC has been allocated the IPv4 address blocks 41.0.0.0/8, 102.0.0.0/8, 105.0.0.0/8 and 197.0.0.0/8 and IPv6 blocks 2c00::/12 and 2001:4200::/23. AFRINIC also administers the address space for 196.0.0.0/8 and 154.0.0.0/8.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AFRINIC Staff List
  2. ^ IANA.org
  3. ^ IANA.org

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°14′42″S 57°29′30″E / 20.2450°S 57.4916°E / -20.2450; 57.4916