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Spam: [AfriNIC-rpd] AfriNIC Whois Database Changes - 4-byte ASN andDNSSEC support

Janvier NGNOULAYE jnoulaye at
Fri May 11 18:17:07 UTC 2012

Hi Chadee,
Good news for AS Numbers status, that's great.
Can you project a deadline for that update of the DNS infrastructure,this to ease the follow up.
Warm regards,
Janvier Ngnoulaye
AfriNIC Board member
Yaounde - Cameroon

----- Mail Original -----
De: "Yogesh Chadee" <yogesh at>
À: rpd at
Envoyé: Vendredi 11 Mai 2012 12h34:36 GMT +01:00 Afrique centrale - Ouest
Objet: Spam: [AfriNIC-rpd] AfriNIC Whois Database Changes - 4-byte ASN andDNSSEC support

Dear colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce that AfriNIC now supports exclusively 
4-byte AS Numbers and shall not make any distinction between 2-byte 
only AS Numbers (ASDOT) and 4-byte only AS Numbers (ASPLAIN). As from 
now, AfriNIC will operate AS Number allocations from an 
undifferentiated 4-byte AS Number allocation pool. This feature has 
been implemented to be compliant with RFC5396 which deals with the 
Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers. 

More information can be obtained from: 

Moreover, AfriNIC will soon activate DNSSEC support on its DNS 
infrastructure including the IANA delegated reverse zones we manage. 
We have therefore implemented the "ds-rdata" attribute in the DOMAIN 
object of the Whois database. This will allow members to publish 
Delegation Signer (DS) records to build the chain of trust for their 
RDNS zones. 

More information can be obtained from: 

Kind regards, 

Yogesh Chadee 
Software Engineer 
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