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Eligibility for resources request


Please use the tables below to find out which AFRINIC-delegated resources you are eligible for. You can propose changes to the current criteria or other AFRINIC policies that may affect your eligibility. Post your ideas to the AFRINIC policy working group mailing list. You can first subscribe by sending mail to policy-wg-request[at]AFRINIC.net with subscribe in the subject bar. To post to the list, send mail to policy-wg[at]AFRINIC.net

IPv4 Address Space
CriteriaRelated Policies
Initial Allocation: - Section 5.4 Soft Landing
- Section 5.5 IPv4 LIR/ISP Allocations
  • Be an AFRINIC member in good standing or be in the process of becoming an AFRINIC member
  • Have a plan to use at least a /23 within the next 8 months
  • Can demonstrate existence of network infrastructure in Africa
  • Have a valid service license in the country of operation, if a license is required.

EU Assignment(Assigned PI): - Section 5.4 Soft Landing- Section 5.6 IPv4 End-User (PI) Assignments

- Be an AFRINIC member in good standing or be in the process of becoming an AFRINIC member

- Can demonstrate an immediate need of at least a /25

- Have an upstream international connectivity or transit

- Justify an immediate need of at less 50% of total requested size based on their Network Infrastructure.


Additional Allocation or Assignment: - Section 5.4 Soft Landing - Section 5.5 IPv4 LIR/ISP Allocations- Section 5.6 IPv4 End-User (PI) Assignments 

You shall be deemed eligible for a complementary allocation if:

- 90% of all the current IP allocations have been used in an efficient manner

- Have documented the justification for each IPv4 address assignment

- AFRINIC shall request for related documentation and audit the actual usage to ensure that current assignments are valid

- All previous assignments and sub-allocations made by the LIR were efficiently done, followed policy and are registered in the AFRINIC whois database


Sub-Allocation: Ipv4 Allocation and Assignment Policy in the AFRINIC region.

Only LIRs can request a sub-allocation for their downstream ISPs. LIRS cannot sub-allocate above their sub-allocation window (SAW)

- Initial SAW=0, usually raised upon request by LIR and audited by AFRINIC

- LIR responsibility to monitor efficient utilization of assignments from these sub-allocations

- LIR to ensure conservation is followed by their customers


Only LIRs can request a sub-allocation for their downstream ISPs. LIRS cannot sub-allocate above their sub-allocation window (SAW)

- Initial SAW=0, usually raised upon request by LIR and audited by AFRINIC

- LIR responsibility to monitor efficient utilization of assignments from these sub-allocations

- LIR to ensure conservation is followed by their customers


Assignement (Assigned PA): - Section 5.2 Goals of the Internet Registry System
- Section 5.3 Registration Requirements

LIRs can make assignments directly for their infrastructure and customers/end-user organizations without the need for AFRINIC hostmaster approval.

- Only First assignment will be reviewed by AFRINIC

- LIR to directly make assignments to infrastructure and end-user organisations

- LIR must make sure that assignments are registered in the AFRINIC whois database. Such assignments cannot be further reassigned to other end-users

- LIR may seek second opinion from AFRINIC at anyone time


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IPv6 Address Space
CriteriaRelated Policies
Initial Allocation: - Section 6.5 Policies for allocations and assignments- Section 6.6 Assignments for Internet Experiments
  • Should not be an end site
  • Should be an LIR
  • Plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations in the AFRINIC region
  • Plan to assign a reasonable number of /48's to end-sites in the AFRINIC region within 12 months

Experiments

  • Experiment to be defined according to RFC2026
  • Must be made public or published
  • Must not be for commercial use.

Sub-Allocation:

LIRs can sub-allocate to their downstream ISPs who will then (re)-assign to their end-users/customers. (The current IPv6 policy will be re-adjusted to take care of sub-allocations)


Assignment: - Section 6.5.4 Assignments

Assignments of /48 or more can be made to IXP and End-Sites. It is not necessary to send in a request for this. LIR must record any assignment in the AFRINIC whois database


IPv6 Provider Independent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites - Section 6.8 PI Assignments
  • The end-site must not be an IPv6
  • LIR The end-site must become an AFRINIC End User Member and pay the normal AFRINIC fee for its' membership category
  • The end site must either:
    • be a holder of IPv4 PI address space or
    • qualify for an IPv4 PI assignment from AFRINIC under the IPv4 policy currently in effect.
  • The end-site must justify the need for the IPv6 PI address space.
  • The 'end-site' must show a plan to use and announce the IPv6 provider independent address space within twelve (12) months. After that period, if not announced, the assigned IPv6 PI address space should be reclaimed and returned to the free pool by AFRINIC.

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AS Numbers
CriteriaRelated Policies
ASN - Section 7.4 Eligibility for an AS Number Assignment

The organisation:

- Be an AFRINIC member in good standing or be in the process of becoming an AFRINIC member

- Should be multihomed(peering with two different ASes), or planning to be in the near future.

- Has a single, clearly defined routing policy that is different from the organisation's upstream routing policies

- Holds at least a /24 IPv4 or /48 IPv6 from an LIR or is seeking its first IP delegation from AFRINIC


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Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
CriteriaRelated Policies
IXP - Section 5.6.4 PI Assignements to critical Infrastructure 

The following information is needed:

- Provide evidence of legal presence in Africa. If the IXP is not a legally registered entity, another organisation may represent the IXP

- Provide the ASNs and contact details of at least three BGP peers and/or the signed MoU by the peers

- Provide evidence showing that the IXP is public and open.


 

Assigned Anycast
CriteriaRelated Policies
Anycast Resource Assignements: - Section 12.0 Anycast Resource Assignment

You may use one /24 IPv4, one /48 IPv4 from existing IP delegation from AFRINIC for anycast purposes or request for a direct end-user IP assignment and AS number. You will need the following;

- Be an AFRINIC member in good standing or be in the process of becoming an AFRINIC member

- The IP resource will be used for the sole purpose of providing anycast services

- Have an upstream international connectivity or transit

- Have a network plan with details of the location for all the nodes

- Description of network routing plans

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