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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

ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) calls for nominations for Seat Number 9 on the ICANN Board. The nomination period will close at 23:59 UTC on 16 January 2012.

Survey Results Predict Global Internet Service Providers’ IPv6 Adoption to Increase in 2012

70 per cent of global Internet Service Providers (ISPs) surveyed plan to adopt IPv6 by the end of next year.

Call for Survey Participation - Review of ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO)
NRO to Lead Key Internet Infrastructure Discussions at 2011 IGF
NRO to Lead Key Internet Infrastructure Discussions at 2011 IGF

IPv6 Deployment and Internet Governance workshops to highlight importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation

Call for Survey Participation: Review of ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO)

The consultancy firm ITEMS International is conducting an organizational review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The aim of the survey is to assess how well the ASO has been performing within the ICANN system and to determine whether any change in its structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness.

Number Resource Organization

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

Tomohiro Fujisaki Elected to NRO NC

APNIC is pleased to announce that Tomohiro Fujisaki has been elected as a representative to the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council (NC) for the APNIC region for a two-year term from 1 January2012 to 31 December 2013.

NRO Communication to ICANN on RPKI Global Trust Anchor

Dear Elise, On behalf of the NRO, I’d like to request a meeting with you...

NRO Response to NTIA Request for Further Comments on IANA Functions

On 28 July 2011, the NRO submitted a response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Request for comments on the Further Notice of Inquiry on The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions.