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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 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 representatives serve three year terms.

ASO AC Teleconferences

The ASO AC meets on the first Wednesday of each month by teleconference. These meetings are open to observers.

- ASO AC Meeting Schedule

Remote participation information is published two weeks prior to each meeting. Please note that while observers are invited to listen, they are not able to directly participate in these meetings.

NRO NC Election Procedure

Once a terms ends or there is a vacant seat, elections to fill the seat(s) will take place at a RIPE Meeting. Any individual residing within the RIPE NCC service region is eligible for nomination, except Regional Internet Registry (RIR) staff members.

All members of the RIPE community who are checked in to attend a RIPE Meeting and have registered to vote in the NRO NC election may vote in the election. The election is conducted electronically and each attendee has one vote. The nominee with the most votes is elected.

One seat is currently filled by Sander Steffann and the other by James Kennedy. Hervé Clément currently holds the position appointed by the RIPE NCC Executive Board. More information is available on the NRO NC webpages

The NRO NC election process for the RIPE region is currently being reviewed and changes will be published in 2023.