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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

Number Resource Organization

This is an overview of the Number Resource Organization, or NRO, a representative body of the five RIRs. It includes a discussion of the body's history and current role in the Internet community.

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.