6 November 2007

NRO at IGF in Rio

The NRO was represented at the second Internet Governance Forum in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, from 12-15 November 2007.

The sessions included five thematic panel discussions built around the IGF themes: Critical Internet resources, access, diversity, openness and security.

Adiel Akplogan (AFRINIC) and Raúl Echeberría (LACNIC) were members of the Advisory Group that helped to coordinate the IGF.

The NRO participated in several IGF sessions:

  • Raúl Echeberría (LACNIC) spoke at the Critical Internet Resources session. The discussion covered a wide range of topics related to the physical and logical structure of the Internet. The primary focus was on domain names and IP addresses.
  • The NRO was one of the organisers of the ‘IPv4 to IPv6: challenges and opportunities’ workshop. Paul Wilson (APNIC) and Adiel Akplogan (AFRINIC) were speakers. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the promise of IPv6 in the future Internet infrastructure, to review the state of play and current challenges with regard to IPv4 depletion and IPv6 take-up, and to discuss the roles of various actors therein.
  • Ray Plzak (ARIN) was a speaker at the ICANN open forum. The open forum’s purpose was to explain and review the unique identifier system, how ICANN administers it through a voluntary and multi-stakeholder process, and how that system fits within a complex eco-system of interdependent and inter-related organisations and roles that constitute the administration of some of the critical resources of the Internet itself.

The NRO report Continuing Cooperation was released during the IGF.

Statements:

Date Published Title of Document
03.09.2007 Statement by Raúl Echeberría delivered at the IGF Open Consultation meeting

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