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.    

NRO Process for Review of the ASO

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) Process for Review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) document (November 2018) outlines the process by which the independent periodic review of the ASO role within ICANN shall be initiated, conducted, and concluded. This process is established in response to Recommendation #3 as identified in the last ASO Review conducted by ITEMS International in their… Read More

NRO Continuing Cooperation Brochure 2018

The world’s five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) are responsible for the regional management of Internet number resources. Together, the RIRs formed the NRO to serve as a coordinating body, providing industry partners with a single point of contact. Updated annually, Continuing Cooperation gives an overview of the global work undertaken by the NRO throughout the year.

NRO EC Endorses Final CCWG Acc WS2 Report

The NRO EC has endorsed the Final Report of the ICANN CCWG-­Accountability WS2. From: Paul Wilson To: Bernard Turcotte Cc: NRO EC Subject: Re: CCWG-Accountability WS2 – Approval of final report Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 01:33:28 +1000 Dear Bernard, On behalf of the ASO, the NRO Executive Council endorses the Final Report of the CCWG-­Accountability WS2, as an excellent way… Read More

NRO Response to the NTIA Notice of Inquiry 2018

On 17 July 2018, the NRO submitted a joint response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on International Internet Policy Priorities. The response can be found  here.

NRO EC and ASO AC Joint Response to the 2017 Independent ASO Review Recommendations

In 2017, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) engaged ITEMS International to conduct the second independent review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The objective of this review was to determine whether the ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, whether any change in structure or operations of the ASO would be desirable to improve its effectiveness in the ICANN structure,… Read More

NRO Brochure: IPv6 Around the World

The NRO has published the 2017 version of its information brochure, IPv6 Around the World, which documents the spread of IPv6 deployment.  

ASO Review Draft Report

The ASO Review draft report will be open for comments until Friday 14 July 2017. Comments to be sent to Tom Mackenzie <tmackenzie at> Final report to be published on 31 July 2017.