11 April 2005

Recognition of AFRINIC as the Fifth Regional Internet Registry

On 8 April 2005, during the ICANN Board meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina, AFRINIC was finally recognized as the fifth Regional Internet Registry (RIR).

The ICANN Board resolution is available from the ICANN website at:

http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-08apr05.htm

AFRINIC’s successful emergence as the newest Regional Internet Registry was supported by the existing RIRs; ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and the RIPE NCC. This support included a financial contribution of $100,000 for the set-up of AFRINIC’s operations.

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) celebrates the event and welcomes AFRINIC to the Regional Internet Registry community.

Information about AFRINIC is available at:

http://www.AFRINIC.net

Axel Pawlik
Chair, NRO

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