How to set abuse contact in AFRINIC?

If you would want to list your subnet you need to set an abuse contact in AFRINIC to your IP subnet.

This is one of the requirements in order to list your subnets.

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STEP 1. Login to

STEP 2. In the top menu navigate to “Resources” and then select “IPv4 Resources”.

IPv4 resources at AFRINIC

STEP 3. On the IPv4 Resources screen find the IP block you want to add abuse contact information in AFRINIC

List of IPv4 resources in AFRINIC

Note: you might need to create an assignment from your allocation:

  • STEP 3.1 Expand the prefix in which you want to create an assignment;
  • STEP 3.2 Click on “add assignment”;
Add assignment to your PIv4 resources
  • STEP 3.3 Enter the prefix you want to create with CIDR notation (f. e.;
  • STEP 3.4 Enter the Netname. This should be a short, meaningful phrase describing your prefix. It may consist only from alphanumeric characters and dashes only. It cannot begin or end with a dash (we recommend entering “Heficed”);
  • STEP 3.5 Enter the description which describes you prefix (we recommend entering “Heficed”);
  • STEP 3.6 Select the country in which this assignment will be made. In AFRINIC region Heficed operates in South Africa. Later, Heficed support may ask you to change this field;
  • STEP 3.7 Enter WHOIS contacts (administrative – Admin, and technical – Tech). It’s up to you whether you want to administrate this prefix yourself (then enter you own nic-hdl), or do you want Heficed to administrate this prefix for you (then enter our nic-hdl “ZV1-AFRINIC”);
  • STEP 3.8 In the “Whois Remarks” field enter this “abuse email:”;

Here’s an example:

Example of set abuse contact in AFRINIC

STEP 4. If the assignment is already made, click on the middle “Edit” button next to it:

Edit button

STEP 5. Change the Netname, Description, WHOIS Contacts fields, and Whois Remarks as described above

STEP 6. Click on the update button and you have successfully added Heficed abuse e-mail.

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