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FAQs - sub-allocation

FAQ for Existing members

The minimum sub-allocation size is /24, any range less than that should be registered as  an assignment (status is ASSIGNED PA)

Both assignments and sub-allocations are objects created by LIR to indicate that specific IP range has been assigned to a customer. If the customer intends to further distribute the IP addresses to his own client then, the IP range should be registered as sub-allocation. If the customer will solely use the IP addresses for his own infrastructure then, the IP range should be registered as assignment.

AFRINIC members are encouraged to maintain the assignments to its customers. In case of sub-allocations, the request is redirected to the AFRINIC hostmasters for evaluation (Sub-allocation window of members = 0)

Tags: assignment

AFRINIC hostmasters will proceed to create the sub-allocation object as long as the member's  account is in good standing.

Yes, the assignments made out of a sub-allocated PA address space can be registered in the AFRINIC whois database using WHOIS e-mail update method. This functionality is not yet available from the myafrinic member portal.

The LIR member shall ensure that a maintainer is created for its customer & attached to the inetnum (SUB-ALLOCATED PA) to allow for the assignments to be registered.

The sub-allocated range is part of the LIR allocation and can't be transferred. If the customer is no longer your customer, the IP range must be returned to your free pool IP addresses. You must notify AFRINIC to delete the sub-allocation object by sending an e-mail to