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The Ad hoc Nominations Committee 2018 is pleased to announce that the AFRINIC Board Nomination process is open for Seat 2 (Western Africa).

Following the resignation of Mr Sunday Folayan from the AFRINIC Board, Seat 2 (Western Africa), the Board as per Resolution 201803.399 has appointed the Ad hoc Nominations Committee to Oversee the elections for Seat 2 at the next AGMM in May 2018 in Dakar, Senegal

Following the resignation of Mr Sunday Folayan from the AFRINIC Board, Seat 2 (Western Africa) is vacant.  The Board as per Resolution 201803.399 resolved to hold an election for Seat 2 at the next AGMM in May 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.

This implies that NomCom should propose a slate of candidates, and in terms of the Bylaws article 12.2(ii), the slate of candidates must be included in the notice of the meeting.  However, the current NomCom 2018 includes members who reside in Western Africa, and now there is an open seat for Western Africa, which raises a conflict with the Bylaws article 9.1.

After receiving legal advice and after providing time for AFRINIC members to comment, the Board's intention is to appoint an ad hoc NomCom to handle only the election for Seat 2, leaving the existing NomCom to handle other elections.

I hereby call for volunteers from the community to fill three open positions on an ad hoc Nomination Committee (NomCom) to finalise the list of candidates for Board Seat 2 (Western Africa) for an election to be held at the AGMM in May 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.  If you are interested in serving on the ad hoc NomCom, please send your expression of interest, including a short biography, by email to legalafrinic dot net by Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 12:00 UTC.

Alan Barrett

Registration is now open for the upcoming AFRINIC Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) and Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop.

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Date: 5 - 7 May 2018

Register here

Registration closes on: 13 April 2018

Our Workshops

AFRINIC is one of Africa's leading technical capacity builders and trains over 600 engineers on INRM and IPv6 Deployment each year. We offer one of the continent's most highly regarded IPv6 Forum (Gold) Certified training programmes and all of our workshops are taught by highly experienced training staff. The following workshops will be delivered in Senegal:

  • Internet Number Resources Management Fundamentals (1 day)
  • Understanding and Deploying IPv6 (3 days)
  • At the end of this four-day workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Effectively manage their Internet Number Resources using the WHOIS database
  • Create an IPv6 Address Plan
  • Configure, troubleshoot and verify IPv6 devices as part of an IPv6 deployment project
  • And much more.

Find out more about our INRM workshop at:

Find out more about our IPv6 workshop at:


Fees and Requirements

Participation is FREE of charge for selected participants and you do not need to be an AFRINIC member to attend. However, priority is always given to AFRINIC members.

Lunch and light refreshments will be served during workshop. Please note that AFRINIC does not contribute to transportation and/or accommodation costs for the participants.

Workshops are open to network engineers and systems administrators who already understand how to design and build IPv4 networks and can use basic network services like DHCP and DNS.


More Information

Selected candidates will be contacted directly and must confirm their attendance within 48 hours or their place will be forfeited.

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The application process for the Hackathon @ AIS is now open. The Hackathon@AIS is an event aimed at exposing engineers from the African region to Open Internet Standards development and is co-organized by ISOC and AFRINIC. This will be the second event in the series following a successful event held in Nairobi last year during the Africa Internet Summit. 

Please look at to see the topics that will be covered this year.

Network/System engineers, software developers, and or computer science students are encouraged to apply as engagement in open Internet standards development can help further their careers.

The event will be held on the 9th and 10th of May 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. If you are interested in participating AND can commit to being available over the 2 days, please fill the application form. Space is limited and successful applicants will be notified and then be enrolled in various online training sessions in the build up of the event. 

Fellowships will be awarded to strong applicants where possible. 

Click here to apply:

Applications close on the 8th of April 2018.

The community is hereby informed that at its meeting of 21 March 2018, the AFRINIC Board, in accordance with article 3.4.4 of the Consolidated Policy Manual (CPM), ratified the policy proposal “Lame delegations in AFRINIC reverse DNS” as per below resolution:

Resolution 201803.395

WHEREAS the proposed policy AFPUB-2017-DNS-001-DRAFT-02 (Lame delegations in AFRINIC reverse DNS) has passed through the Policy Development Process;

WHEREAS the Policy Development Working Group’s Chairs have referred the proposed policy to the Board for ratification;

RESOLVED that the policy is ratified by the Board

AFRINIC will now start the necessary steps and process for the immediate implementation of this policy, and inform the community once the implementation process is completed.