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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

NRO preparing for IGF 2013 in Bali, Indonesia

As the eighth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) approaches, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) invites all members of the global Internet community to participate in this open dialogue on Internet governance where all stakeholders meet on an equal footing.

Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation

Montevideo, Uruguay – The leaders of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure globally have met in Montevideo, Uruguay, to consider current issues affecting the future of the Internet.

NRO's 2013 Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey Results

The results of the NRO’s 2013 Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey are now available. This is the 4th global survey to be run and establishes that most organizations recognize the importance of transitioning to IPv6.

Filiz Yilmaz

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Filiz Yilmaz

Alain Bidron

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Alain Bidron

APNIC Community Re-elects Representative to the NRO NC / ASO AC

During the last APNIC 36 Open Policy Meeting in Xian China, Tomohiro Fujisaki has been re-elected as representative of the APNIC region to the NRO Number Council/ASO Address Council. The new term will be from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2015.

Sander Steffann

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Sander Steffan

NRO NC Call for Nominations: RIPE NCC Service Region

There is a call for nominations from the RIPE NCC service region to fill one vacant seat on the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council (NC). The three-year term of Hans Petter Holen ends on 31 December 2013.

Joint RIR response to ITU CWG Consultation on IPv4 Addresses

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) – AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and RIPE NCC, have drafted a joint response to the ITU Council Working Group consultation on international public policy issues concerning the current global situation regarding IPv4 address space.

New Global Extended Statistics Report

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the coordinating body of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), is proud to announce the creation of extended statistics data to provide an overview of global Internet resource distribution.