[Community-Discuss] "Fighting Internet Shutdown" - Any Role for AFRINIC?
alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Sat Apr 15 09:14:45 UTC 2017
> On 14 Apr 2017, at 22:39, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com> wrote:
> But it raises a question – and its one I’ve been debating at length online with multiple people.
> AfriNIC – completely neutral technical body
> AfriNIC – political organisation with a technical function
> AfriNIC – A hybrid of both of the above?
> Because that impacts how we view things – and it impacts the role that the organisation should be playing.
AFRINIC’s goals are stated in section 3.4 of the Bylaws <https://afrinic.net/en/about/bylaws/2001-afrinic-bylaws-2016?start=2>
My summary is that AFRINIC has a dual mandate, to allocate and register Internet number resources, and to promote the development of the Internet, focusing on Africa but not ignoring the rest of the world.
More information about the Community-Discuss