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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

RIPE NCC Member Update: September 2018

- Draft Activity Plan and Budget 2019 - Blockchain - NRO NC - Email Archives - Regional Meeting Almaty - Out-of-Region Objects

NRO NC Election Candidates Announced
RIPE NCC Member Update: August 2018

- Abuse-c validation - Out-of-region objects - RIPEstat Looking Glass - RIPE 77 - NRO NC nominations - Webinars

Hervé Clément Appointed to NRO NC

Hervé Clément was appointed to the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) by the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

Expressions of Support
Candidates for RIPE NCC Service Region Seat on the NRO NC

The nomination period for candidates for the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) has now ended. There are three confirmed candidates for the NRO NC appointment: Hervé Clément James Kennedy Andreas Wittkemper

Andreas Wittkemper

NRO NC Nomination 2017: Confirmed Nominee: Andreas Wittkemper

Hervé Clément

NRO NC Nomination 2017: Confirmed Nominee: Herve Clement

James Kennedy

NRO NC Nomination 2017: Confirmed Nominee: James Kennedy

Official Announcement

NRO NC Nominations 2017: Official Announcement