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.

Happy 5th World IPv6 Launch Anniversary

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) would like to wish the global Internet community a very happy 5th World IPv6 Launch Anniversary on the behalf of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). We hope you enjoy our short video recounting IPv6 deployment progress around the world, and invite you to join us in the continuing efforts to make IPv6 the new… Read More

Statement of the NRO EC and ASO AC regarding the 2017 ASO Review

Statement of the Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC) and Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) regarding the 2017 ASO Review 25 May 2017 The Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) is an entity established in 2004 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO). The… Read More

NRO Letter to Larry Strickling

NRO Letter thanking Larry Strickling for his support to of the IANA transition and the multistakeholder model for Internet Governance. Letter

NRO statement on IANA Intellectual Property Rights 

The NRO has reviewed the IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Assignment Agreement, the IANA IPR License Agreement and  the IANA IPR Community Agreement, as published for comment at <>, and finds that these IPR agreements meet the requirements of the  numbers community, as expressed in the CRISP Proposal at <> The NRO notes that these agreements are presently posted for… Read More

SLA for IANA Numbering Services

The current Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the IANA numbering Services between ICANN and the five RIRs is available here: SLA for the IANA Numbering Services – 29 June 2016  (v5.2) More information: IANA Numbering Services Review Committee IANA Stewardship Transition

The NRO Position on Revision of ICANN Mission Statement

The NRO EC recognises that the ICANN Mission statement is currently under review by the CCWG. We understand that under the current proposed ICANN accountability framework, the ICANN Mission statement (as revised) will become a “Fundamental Bylaw” of ICANN. As such it will become an important determinant of ICANN IRP processes, and possibly other ICANN processes, which may critically affect… Read More

Final Version IANA Numbering Services Review Committee Charter

FINAL VERSION OF THE INTERNET NUMBER COMMUNITY – IANA NUMBERING SERVICES REVIEW COMMITTEE CHARTER Background On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG). One of the key elements of the Internet Number Community Proposal, described in section III.A.4, is the establishment of… Read More

Comparison Table of Proposed ICANN Governance Models

This document provides an analysis from Caplin & Drysdale of the key characteristics of the empowered designator model. It includes a comparison with Community Mechanism as Sole Member Model, Community Mechanism as Sole Designator Model & ICANN Board Proposal. Full document

NRO Statement on IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability

The NRO takes this opportunity to comment on the current discussions of ICANN accountability, prior to the series of meetings coming up in Dublin, Ireland, during October 2015. The NRO has worked to ensure that to the extent possible, relationships between ICANN, RIRs and the global numbering communities are established in formal relationships that provide necessary definition and separation of… Read More