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|Founded||22 February 2005|
|Focus||Allocation and registration of IP address space|
|Ernest Byaruhanga, Patrisse Deesse|
AFRINIC (African Network Information Center) is the regional Internet registry (RIR) for Africa. Its headquarters are in Ebene City, Mauritius. Alan Barrett is the registry's chief executive officer. As of May 2015[update], AFRINIC had a staff of 45.
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 184.108.40.206/8, 220.127.116.11/8, 18.104.22.168/8 and 22.214.171.124/8 and IPv6 blocks 2c00::/12 and 2001:4200::/23. AFRINIC also administers the address space for 126.96.36.199/8 and 188.8.131.52/8.
- Address Supporting Organization (ASO)
- Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
- Number Resource Organization (NRO): an organization of the five RIRs
- World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)