ASO AC / NRO NC

The NRO Number Council (NRO NC), is an elected body of 15 volunteers. As stated in the ICANN ASO MoU, the NRO NC serves as the ASO Address Council (ASO AC). The ASO AC / NRO NC’s responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking a role in the Global Policy Development Process (GPDP) and ensuring that policy has been followed.
  • Defining procedures for the selection of individuals to serve on other ICANN bodies, in particular on the ICANN Board.
  • Selecting individuals to serve on ICANN’s Board in Seats 9 and 10.
  • Providing advice to the ICANN Board on Internet number resource allocation policy in conjunction with the ASO/NRO.

ASO AC / NRO NC Members

Each RIR community selects two people to serve on the ASO AC / NRO NC. Each RIR’s Executive Board also appoints one person from its respective region to serve.

ASO AC / NRO NC Member Region Term
From Until
Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri* AFRINIC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Mike Silber (Vice Chair) AFRINIC Jan 2020 31 Dec 2022
Saul Stein AFRINIC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2023
Shubham Saran APNIC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022
Nicole Chan* APNIC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Aftab Siddiqui APNIC Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021
Louis Lee ARIN Jan 2019 31 Dec 2021
Martin Hannigan ARIN Jan 2020 31 Dec 2022
Kevin Blumberg* (Chair) ARIN Jan 2021 31 Dec 2023
Ricardo Patara LACNIC Jan 2019 31 Dec 2021
Esteban Lescano* LACNIC April 2021 31 Mar 2022
Jorge Villa LACNIC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2023
James Kennedy RIPE NCC Jun 2021 31 Dec 2022
Nurani Nimpuno RIPE NCC Jan 2019 31 Dec 2021
Hervé Clément* (Vice Chair) RIPE NCC Jan 2021 31 Dec 2023

* Appointed by the Executive Board of relevant RIR

Previous ASO AC / NRO NC Members

A list of all previous ASO AC / NRO NC members can be found here.


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Last modified on 08/07/2021