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NRO NC / ASO AC Election Procedure

The NRO Number Council (NRO NC) performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) within the structure of ICANN.

The ASO AC oversees recommendations on IP address policy, including the management of policy development activities, and appoints members to the ICANN Board of Directors.

The NRO NC / ASO AC is made up of three representatives from each of the five RIR service regions. Two representatives are elected from each community at RIR meetings, while a third is appointed by the Executive Board of each RIR.

NRO NC / ASO AC representatives serve three year terms.

Nomination Process

A call for nominations is published 90 days prior to the RIPE Meeting. This is sent to the RIPE NCC Membership Announce and RIPE Discussion mailing lists, is posted as a news announcement on and is shared on the RIPE NCC's social media channels.

Nominations are submitted to the RIPE NCC via email and are subsequently published on Self-nominations are permitted.

Details of the nomination process are available in the NRO NC Nominations section of


All members of the RIPE community who are present at the RIPE Meeting at which the voting takes place may vote. According to the ASO MoU, staff of the RIPE NCC cannot be elected or vote.

Voting Procedure

  • Secret ballot at the RIPE Meeting plenary
  • One vote per seat to fill
  • The nominee with the most votes is elected


  • Open: this procedure has been discussed within the RIPE community and is published on the RIPE website
  • Transparent: the process is known and takes place on public mailing lists and meetings
  • Simple: process is easy to understand and to implement
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