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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

Comment Phase Open For 2015 ICANN Board Seat 9 Election

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat Number 9 of the ICANN Board.

Final Proposal of the Internet Number Community for the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group

The Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team is pleased to announce that we have submitted the Internet numbers community’s response to the Request For Proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG).

LACNIC Announces New Executive Director

After an in-depth and thorough selection process, LACNIC's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Oscar Robles as LACNIC's new Executive Director.

Internet Number Community IANA Stewardship Proposal: Final Call for Comments

Second draft of the Internet numbers community’s response to the Request For Proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) is ready for comments.

IANA Stewardship: Give Feedback on the Draft Proposal From the RIR Communities

The Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team has published the first draft of an Internet numbers community proposal for the future of the IANA stewardship.

First Draft Proposal of the Internet Number Community for the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group

The first draft of the Internet numbers community’s response to the Request For Proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) is now published. This draft has been prepared by the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team, and we are now seeking feedback on this draft from the global community.

Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration

The Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) has now published a draft charter for community consideration.

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.

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.