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Official Announcement

Dear colleagues,

This is a call for nominations from the RIPE NCC service region to fill one seat on the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council (NC). The three-year term started by Filiz Yilmaz and continued by James Kennedy ends on 31 December 2022.

The election for this NRO NC seat will take place during the RIPE 85 Meeting that will be held online and onsite in Belgrade from 24-28 October 2022. All members of the Internet community, except RIR staff, who are attending the RIPE Meeting (online or onsite) and have checked in may vote in the election.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, 30 September 2022. Any individual residing within the RIPE NCC service region is eligible for nomination, except Regional Internet Registry (RIR) staff members. Self-nominations are permitted. The nomination process is available at:

Please send your nominations to <[email protected]> by 23:59 UTC on 30 September 2022. All confirmed nominations will be listed on the RIPE NCC website by Wednesday, 5 October 2022.

All nominees may submit a written statement in support of their nomination for publication on the RIPE NCC website. Other people can express support for nominated individuals by sending an email to <[email protected]>. Expressions of support will also be published on the RIPE NCC website.

About the NRO NC
The NRO NC performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC), including:
    - Overseeing the Global Policy Development Process.
    - Providing recommendations to the ICANN Board concerning the recognition of new RIRs.
    - Nominating individuals to serve in the ASO’s two seats (Seat 9 and Seat 10) on the ICANN Board of Directors and other ICANN bodies.
    - Advising to the ICANN Board on Internet number resource allocation policy, in conjunction with the RIRs.
    - Developing procedures for conducting business in support of their responsibilities, in particular, for the appointment of an ASO AC Chair and definition of the Chair’s responsibilities.

For more information about the ASO AC, please see:

To find out more about the NRO NC and the election process, please see:


Hans Petter Holen
Managing Director

Important Dates
30 September 2022: Deadline for NRO NC nominations
5 October 2022: Deadline for all confirmed nominees to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
24-28 October 2022: Election to fill NRO NC seat during the RIPE 85 Meeting 
28 October 2022: Announce successful candidate at closing plenary of RIPE 85