Number Resource Organization
- 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.
- Significant Announcement 3 February – Watch it live!
On Thursday, 3 February 2011, at 9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) [14:30 UTC /GMT], the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will be holding a ceremony and press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses.
- Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO)
- John Curran UN Speech on Behalf of NRO
- Ron da Silva Appointed to Address Supporting Organization Advisory Council
- NRO at ICANN 39
- Jason Schiller re-elected to the NRO Number Council
- Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers
- Organizations Urged to Stop Delaying IPv6 Deployment to Safeguard Future Growth of the Internet
- Be Heard! APNIC Community Consultation
Internet address management may be on the brink of change. The ITU (International Telecommunications Union) is studying the creation of an alternative International Internet Registry model to operate in parallel to the existing RIR model.
- IPv4 addresses to be exhausted by 2012
Number Resource Organization urges firms to switch to IPv6 now.
The NRO exists to:
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.