Joint RIR Stability Fund Established

The Number Resource Organisation (NRO) has established a joint RIR Stability Fund to help ensure reliable operation of the Internet’s IP address management system globally. This fund will be available to assist in the event of unforeseen disruptions or emergencies affecting the stability of one or more of the Regional Internet address Registries. Each RIR has each pledged an amount… Read More

NRO Statement on the Internet Coordination Meeting in London UK, May 2015

May 2, 2015 Executives of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure met for 2 days in London, UK, to consider current issues affecting the future of the Internet. All 5 RIRs were represented at this meeting. During the London meeting, significant time was spent in discussion of the IANA Stewardship Transition process, and we noted the following:… Read More

RIR Accountability Questions and Answers

The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance. This follows the publication of the RIR Governance Matrix in August 2014, and the two documents work in combination to provide all Internet stakeholders with a overview of the RIR governance. These issues are particularly important as the… Read More

NRO Publishes RIR Governance Matrix

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) operate within robust governance frameworks that ensure effectiveness of their corporate structures, transparency of processes, and accountability to members and communities. These frameworks vary across the five RIRs, according to legal requirements and regional policies, but all are transparently accessible and publicly documented. The NRO has published a matrix providing an overview of the… Read More

NRO Contributes to NETmundial

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) on behalf of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and the RIPE NCC, submitted a contribution to the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, NETmundial. The NRO’s contribution to NETmundial addresses the two submission topics: “Internet Governance Principles”, and “Roadmap for the Further Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem”. You can read… Read More