NRO Statement on Appointment of an Official Receiver for AFRINIC

Original Letter Re: Appointment of an Official Receiver for AFRINIC The NRO welcomes recent developments in the legal proceedings affecting AFRINIC. With successful execution, these developments will restore AFRINIC to functional governance with the election of an Executive Board and appointment of a CEO. These developments will further allow AFRINIC to continue to function with stability and certainty as the… Read More

Letter to ICANN – Proposal to Re-engage the AFRINIC Community

Public Letter sent to ICANN Leadership regarding re-engagement with AFRINIC Community. [Original Letter] AFRINIC is facing governance challenges which need to be addressed with some urgency.  Among these is the lack of a functioning board, which requires elections to be held to replace vacant board seats and re-establish quorum. The NRO believes that a free and fair AFRINIC election requires an effective… Read More

NRO Letter to Mauritius Government

PDF Version The Honourable Alan GANOO Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Newton Tower Sir William Newton Street Port Louis Republic of Mauritius The Honourable Maneesh GOBIN Attorney General Attorney General’s Office Renganaden Seeneevassen Building Port Louis Republic of Mauritius Dear Hon. Messrs Ganoo and Gobin, The Number… Read More

RIRs Message to the AFRINIC Community

PDF VERSION This is a message to the AFRINIC community from the undersigned Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). The five RIRs ensure the uniqueness of Internet number resources across the world. A key strength of the RIRs is that our regional basis allows distinct communities with their own histories, cultures, political systems and needs to determine the policies that best govern… Read More

Statement of the Number Resource Organization on Allegations Against AFRINIC

It has come to the attention of the Number Resource Organization (“NRO”) that certain members of the Internet community have expressed concerns regarding AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry (“RIR”) for Africa, and its operations. Through messages posted on various community mailing lists, allegations have been made against AFRINIC and the performance of its duties as an RIR. While the issues… Read More

NRO Memorandum of Understanding – Internet Number Registry System Joint Project Agreement Addendum (NRO INRS JPAA)

As the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have committed to jointly operate the Internet Number Registry System to further global Internet operations, the RIRs hereby amend the Number Resource Organization MOU to formally recognize the following responsibilities that the RIRs undertake, individually and collectively, in fulfillment of this goal. Each RIR agrees: Not to take action that would violate Internet Number Registry System uniqueness…. Read More

ICANN Address Supporting Organization MoU – November 2019

The revised ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the five Regional Internet Registries and ICANN on 7 November 2019. This document can be found here (signed pdf version and text version). This document replaces the previous ICANN ASO MoU signed on 21 October 2004.    

Statement on Role and Responsibilities of the NRO NC / ASO AC

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) was established by the NRO Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in 2003 and 2004 by the RIRs, which also defines the NRO Number Council (NRO-NC). The Address Supporting Organization (ASO) was established by the ASO MoU, signed in 2004 by the NRO and ICANN, under which the NRO-NC serves as the ASO Address Council (ASO-AC). The ASO MoU also defines… Read More

SOC Audit Report Received from PTI/IANA

The NRO EC has received the System and Organization Controls Report (SOC Audit Report) from the IANA/PTI. No exceptions were identified in the report for the audit review period from 1 October, 2017 – 30 September, 2018. The report was provided to the NRO EC as per 6.2.3 of the IANA Numbering Services Service Level Agreement (SLA): “Security and Systems… Read More

NRO Comments on Allocation of /22 of IPv6 space to RIPE NCC

Communication from Alan Barrett, NRO EC Chair to Kim Davies, VP, IANA Services, ICANN; President, PTI Date: 13 March 2019 at 11:41:54 +0900 — Dear Kim, (cc: IANA Numbering Services Review Committee) Thank you for consulting the NRO EC about allocation of IPv6 block 2001:3c00::/22 to the RIPE NCC. Although the current global policy for IPv6 allocation to RIRs specifies… Read More