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Number Resource Organization

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is a coordinating body for the five Regional Internet Registries to formalise their cooperative efforts.

NRO logo 2The NRO exists to:

  • Protect the unallocated Number Resource pool,
  • Promote and protect the bottom up policy development process, and
  • Act as a focal point for Internet community input into the RIR system.

 

History of the NRO

On 24 October 2003, the four existing RIRs – APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and the RIPE NCC – entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICANN to form the NRO. Once AfriNIC was incorporated in April 2005 it signed the MoU and joined the NRO.

The NRO Number Council (NC)

Under the terms of the MoU signed between the ICANN and the RIRs in October 2004, the NRO Number Council (NRO NC) now performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC). The NRO NC is made up of three community representatives from each RIR region.

NRO News

APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC

As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar’s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.

Nurani Nimpuno

NRO NC Nomination 2014 : Confirmed Nominee : Nurani Nimpuno

Wilfried Wöber

NRO NC Nomination 2014 : Confirmed Nominee : Wilfried Wöber

Ninth IGF Concludes in Istanbul

The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded on Friday, 5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The five days of wide-ranging Internet governance discussions attracted nearly 2,500 on-site participants, with more than 1,000 more online.

RIPE NCC Report on IGF 2014

The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded on Friday, 5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The five days of wide-ranging Internet governance discussions attracted nearly 2,500 on-site participants, with more than 1,000 more online.

NRO Participation at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open, multi-stakeholder forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to Internet governance, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development.

NRO Publishes RIR Governance Matrix

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) operate within robust governance frameworks that ensure effectiveness of their corporate structures, transparency of processes, and accountability to members and communities. These frameworks vary across the five RIRs, according to legal requirements and regional policies, but all are transparently accessible and publicly documented.

ASO AC Appoints Hans Petter Holen to the ICANN 2015 NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that it has re-appointed Hans Petter Holen as their delegate for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom).

Sander Steffann

NRO NC Nomination 2014 : Confirmed Nominee : Sander Steffan

NRO NC Call for Nominations

Call for nominations for the NRO NC from the RIPE NCC service region for 2014