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[AfriNIC-rpd] AfriNIC to assign AS Numbers from a common 32-bit pool.

Ernest - (AfriNIC) ernest at
Mon Dec 20 11:16:42 UTC 2010

Dear Colleagues,

According to the "IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to the
Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)" - , IANA
will cease to make any distinction between 16 and 32-bit only
ASN blocks on 31 December 2010 when making allocations to RIRs.

After this date, the RIRs will assign AS Numbers from an
undifferentiated 32-bit ASN allocation pool.

Consequently, for any entity requesting an ASN, AfriNIC will cease
to present the ability to opt for a 16- or 32-bit ASN, and will
start issuing ASNs from a common 32-bit pool.

We therefore urge all IP network operators to ensure that their
routing infrastructure is 32-bit ASN compatible.

Kind regards,

Ernest Byaruhanga.

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