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AFRINIC can accept part payment in settlement of fee invoices. However, such form of payment must have prior approval of AFRINIC Executive management before being effected. Request for part payment must be made in writing and AFRINIC shall consider these requests on a case by case basis.


YES. Any changes in members billing category shall be communicated to the members immediately such changes occur. Such communication shall be by email addressed to existing registered contacts in AFRINIC database.

All fee are quoted in US DOLLARS and invoices are issued in US Dollars

NO. In the case of a New member, funds must be in AFRINIC bank account and an original Registration Service Agreement must have been received by the Member Services prior to the release of requested resources.

An Applicant becomes a member after all the New Member Registration criteria have been validated by the Hostmaster team, the initial Setup fee and membership fee have been credited to AFRINIC bank account, an original Registration Service Agreement has been received 


AFRINIC accepts major international Credit Cards like VISA, MASTER CARD and any other cards as approved by AFRINIC bank. If in doubt, please contact for assistance. 

At the moment, AFRINIC does not issue formal individual receipt for fees received. An email acknowledgement is sent to members. However, one will be provided should the member so require. Please contact for assistance.


NO, AFRINIC only maintains a US Dollar account where fees from members are to be transferred into. This minimizes AFRINIC exposure to currency fluctuations.

A BPKI Certificate (also known as a client X.509 certificate) is a Digital certificate provided to identify the holder of such certificate while performing online transaction. In case of AFRINIC, the client certificate delivered will hold your NIC-HANDLE as Common Name (CN). AFRINIC BPKI certificate will be used to digitally certify Organisation members right to perform and access certain services online such as RPKI and Board Election.

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The Digital Certificate issued by AFRINIC allows us to confirm that you are indeed the representative of a member organisation exercising your right to vote.

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The enrolment of your certificate is a process by which your Digital Certificate is integrated into your browser to be automatically used for authentication purpose. The process of this integration is not the same for all browsers. The process pre-defined in the engine we use at AFRINIC is only compatible with Firefox. We are working to extend this to as many browsers as possible. 

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Any Administrative contact or any registered contact that has been assigned the ‘Voter’ role can cast a vote. 

You must be an authorised contact of your organisation to obtain a BPKI certificate. If you are an Administrative contact of a Member Organisation you should sent a mail to with proofs of your identity. If you are a technical, billing, abuse or general contact, you will be asked to request a BPKI certificate that has to be approved by the Administrative contact of your Organisation. Click here for more Information.


If you do not see the link to the vote, this means that you have already been issued with a Proxy for the vote. In such case, you cannot exercise your right of vote online anymore. You need to sign the Proxy document and give it to your representative for an onsite vote.

This is because you have not been assigned the ‘Voter’ role. Only administrative contacts of the organisation can appoint the ‘Voter’ role.