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The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is a coordinating body for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). The NRO takes on several joint activities on behalf of the RIRs, including technical projects, global statistics reports, Internet governance activities and global policy coordination.

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Ron da Silva Reappointed to NRO Number Council

The ARIN Board reappointed Ron da Silva as member of the NRO Number Council. Ron will begin serving a three-year term on 1 January 2015.

IANA Stewardship: Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team

The five Regional Internet Registries today published a process for producing a single proposal from the global IP addressing community to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S Government.

RIR Accountability Questions and Answers

The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance. This follows the publication of the RIR Governance Matrix in September 2014, and the two documents work in combination to provide all Internet stakeholders with a overview of the RIR governance.

APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC

As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar’s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.

Ninth IGF Concludes in Istanbul

The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded on Friday, 5 September, in Istanbul, Turkey. The five days of wide-ranging Internet governance discussions attracted nearly 2,500 on-site participants, with more than 1,000 more online.

NRO Participation at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open, multi-stakeholder forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to Internet governance, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development.

NRO Publishes RIR Governance Matrix

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) operate within robust governance frameworks that ensure effectiveness of their corporate structures, transparency of processes, and accountability to members and communities. These frameworks vary across the five RIRs, according to legal requirements and regional policies, but all are transparently accessible and publicly documented.

ASO AC Appoints Hans Petter Holen to the ICANN 2015 NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that it has re-appointed Hans Petter Holen as their delegate for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom).

NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN’s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability.

IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Hartmut Glaser Selected as ASO Representative

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.