African Network Information Center

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Acronym: AFRINIC

Established: 2004

Address: 11th Floor, Raffles Tower, Cybercity Ebene, Mauritius


The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) is one of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the organisations that manage the allocation of Internet number resources – Internet protocol (IP) addresses and autonomous system (AS) numbers – within a particular region of the world.

AFRINIC distributes Internet numbers to the Local Internet Registries (LIRs), providers, and Internet users in Africa; manages the regional Whois service, which provide information about who is behind a website or IP address; produces statistics; provides technical training on issues such as IPv6 and DNSSEC planning and deployment; and develops regional policy in its area of competence.