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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

Dave Wilson Elected to RIPE Seat on NRO NC
Wilfried Woeber Selected to Take Seat on NRO Number Council
Regional Internet Registries to Appeal for IPv6 Investment at OECD Conference on “The Future of the Internet Economy”

The longer investment is deferred, the greater the risk of Internet growth slowing down and additional costs being incurred Danger of arrested development: The cost of migrating the Internet infrastructure to IPv6 will be significant, but the cost of not making this investment will end up being far higher.

Dave Wilson Takes Seat on NRO Number Council
RIPE NCC NRO Number Council Candidates Announced
NRO - RIRs and Internet Distribution

Leo Vegoda, Registration Services Manager, RIPE NCC

WSIS Reinforces the Regional Internet Registries
Joint NRO / GAC Roundtable on IP Addressing

The NRO and the GAC held a roundtable meeting on IP Addressing in Luxembourg on 10 July 2005. The meeting was held at the Luxemburg International Fair and Conference Centre in co-operation with the ICANN GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee).

July 2005

The NRO and the GAC held a roundtable meeting on IP Addressing in Luxembourg on 10 July 2005. The meeting was held at the Luxemburg International Fair and Conference Centre in co-operation with the ICANN GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee). [Content hosted by www.nro.net]

Internet Community Organisations at WSIS Outline Key Factors That Will Ensure the Internet's Continuing Growth

Many of the Internet community organisations that enable the processes for the development and administration of the Internet will host the ‘Internet Pavilion’ (stand 1323) at the ‘ICT 4 all’ exhibition at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, 15-19 November 2005.