Event Wrap: AFRINIC 22 and AIS 15

By on 10 Jun 2015

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APNIC staff attended the 22nd African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC 22) conference, which was held as part of the African Internet Summit (AIS) 2015, in Tunis, Tunisia, from 3 to 5 June 2015.

The AIS provides a forum for discussion of key Internet-related development issues facing the African region. The theme for AIS 2015 was “Beyond connection: Internet working for African development”.

AFRINIC 22 was a milestone for the registry, as it celebrated its 10 years as the RIR for the African region. The event also marked 10 years since the mandate to establish the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda was formalized at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The IGF is the only forum where open, multistakeholder discussions on the operational, technical, commercial, and administrative aspects of managing Internet growth are held.

Event highlights:

  • There was robust discussion on various policies at AFRINIC, in particular, AFPUB-2014-GEN-001-DRAFT-03: Out-Of-Region Use of AFRINIC Internet Number Resources which seeks to clarify the issue of out-of-region use for number resources. This proposal did not reach consensus and was sent back to the mailing list for further discussion.
  • On 5 June, George Michaelson delivered the APNIC Update and presented on APNIC Labs IPv6 end user measurement.
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