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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 Report on IGF 2014

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.

Sander Steffann

NRO NC Nomination 2014 : Confirmed Nominee : Sander Steffan

NRO NC Call for Nominations

Call for nominations for the NRO NC from the RIPE NCC service region for 2014

NRO NC Nominations 2014

NRO NC Nominations 2014

RIPE NCC Report on the 2013 IGF

The eighth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Bali, Indonesia from 22-25 October 2013. The event brought together more than 1,500 people from 111 countries to discuss the future of Internet governance under this year’s theme of “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.”

Filiz Yilmaz

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Filiz Yilmaz

Alain Bidron

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Alain Bidron

Sander Steffann

NRO NC Nomination 2013 : Confirmed Nominee : Sander Steffan

Sander Steffann

NRO NC Nomination 2015: Confirmed Nominee: Sander Steffan

Official Announcement

NRO NC Nominations 2013: Official Announcement