[DBWG] ORG-TYPE definitions

Simon Seruyinda simon at afrinic.net
Mon Mar 1 12:47:40 UTC 2021

Hi Sylvain,

Thanks for your input.

> On 28 Feb 2021, at 17:55, Sylvain Baya <abscoco at gmail.com> wrote:


> Dear DBWG,


> Please see my comments below (inline)...


> Le vendredi 26 février 2021, Frank Habicht <geier at geier.ne.tz> a écrit :



> On 26/02/2021 04:00, Nishal Goburdhan wrote:

> > could you please post this in plain text. some of us don’t click on

> > [...]

> >


> the content of the PDF can really easily be shared as plain text as well:



> Hi Frank,


> Thanks for pasting it, brother ;-)



> Org-type Status Descriptions

> org-type can have one of these values:

> o 'IANA'

> This represents the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The Public

> Technical Identifiers (PTI) performs the IANA functions related to the

> global IP and AS number spaces, such as allocations made to Regional

> Internet Registries

> o 'RIR'

> This represents Regional Internet Registries only, these registries have

> a primary role of managing and distributing public Internet address

> space within their respective service regions.

> Currently, there are five RIRs: AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC

> o 'LIR'

> This represents all the Local Internet Registries, these are Internet

> Registries that receive allocations from an RIR and primarily assign

> address space to their customers also called 'end-users'. Their

> customers are other ISPs and end-users

> o 'EU-PI'

> This represents all the organisations (End-Sites) who receive portable

> IP address space directly from the RIR to run their own networks. These

> addresses cannot be sub-delegated or reassigned outside these organisations.

> o 'EU-AS'

> This represents all the End-Sites holding only ASN resources received

> directly from the RIR.


> This represents a non-active organisation that holds no IP resources

> from the RIR.

> The organisation may have applied for membership or is no longer an

> AFRINIC Resource Member.

> o 'CLOSED'

> This represents organisations that were at one point an active AFRINIC

> resource or associate member but no longer holds an active agreement

> with AFRINIC. (No applicable use case in AFRINIC for now but to be put

> to use soon).



> Hi Simon,

> Please explain the coming/announced usecase…

I didn’t find any reference to this in the shared document. Kindly shed more light.


> ...why not think of it as of a case for a business suddenly closed...

> maybe it could help to protect INRs :-/


Very true. We are considering using it for this purpose.



> No applicable use case in AFRINIC (can be removed)



> # This class represents a resource member who is not in good standing.


> :-/


> ...i think it could be a possibility to consider...after a given $period1 the status

> of a resource member can change to 'INACTIVE-MEMBER', and can keep

> it during a $period2, time to come and pay before being rescued to an

> appropriate status,

> before AfriNIC reclaim allocated/assigned resources.


> idk if it really makes sense :-/


It does. Though I think this may be more applicable to the org billing status as opposed to the org type. For example for an org of type LIR or EU, it still remains so whether in good standing or not and the INRs will still be actively used by same org until they are reclaimed.



> No applicable use case in AFRINIC (can be removed)

> o 'OTHER'

> These organisations can be created by any person on the AFRINIC WHOIS

> database for the purpose of sub-allocation, but does not represent an

> AFRINIC Resource Member

> o 'REGISTERED-MEMBER'These represent AFRINIC Board Members holding office.


> This represents an individual person or corporate body or the public

> sector who have signed the Associate Membership Agreement



> ...i don't see 'NIR' [1], IXP' and 'LEGACY-HOLDER' / 'LRH'


> If anyone is interested:


> ~°~

> • NIR

> National Internet Registry can be seen as a ccLIR.

> This class represents all LIRs which serve inside

> a single, clearly-defined, country's boundaries.

> • IXP

> This class of objects represents an Internet eXchange Point.

> Its objects can be created only by AfriNIC, based

> on data collected during the registration of the entity in charge of an IXP.


> This represents any Orgs with Legacy Resources in

> AfriNIC service region. An object can be created

> only by AfriNIC, after a deep investigation.

> • LRH


> ~•~


> ...btw, do we have NIRs in AfriNIC service region?

I don’t think so.



> Thanks & Blessings!

> __

> [1]: <https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Internet_registry>


> Shalom,

> --sb.




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