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IPv6 – What is it, why is it important, and who is in charge?

Answers to common questions from policy makers, executives and other non-technical readers. IPv6 – What is it, why is it important, and who is in charge? A factual paper prepared for and endorsed by the Chief Executive Officers of ICANN and all the Regional Internet Registries. 1. What is IPv6? “IP” is the Internet Protocol, the set of digital communication… Read More

Cooperative Approach Continues to Meet the Challenge of Internet Development

Cooperative Approach Continues to Meet the Challenge of Internet Development Mauritius, 26 November 2008 The Number Resource Organization (NRO) calls upon participants at IGF 2008 next week in Hyderabad to support the collaborative multi-stakeholder approach adopted by the Internet Governance Forum. The NRO encourages all stakeholders to continue working together in the open and cooperative participation model that has proven… Read More

NRO and ICANN Reaffirm Commitment to Relationship

In December 2007, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) exchanged letters reaffirming their commitment to formalizing the legal relationship between the two organizations. The NRO letter, jointly-signed by the executives of the five Regional Internet Registries, stated the NRO’s commitment to supporting ICANN, sought ICANN’s acknowledgement of certain aspects of the… Read More

NRO Report: “Continuing Cooperation”

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) has participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and related activities since the beginning, and it is a process to which we are strongly devoted. In response to the Tunis WSIS agenda, the NRO has released “Continuing Cooperation – The NRO’s Role in Internet Governance”. This report illustrates the many efforts the… Read More

NRO Comments to NTIA on ICANN

NRO Comments to NTIA on ICANN The NRO has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which sought input on the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet DNS to the private sector. The NRO endorses the current model for coordinating the Internet domain name and addressing system and believes… Read More

NRO Statement on ICANN-VeriSign Agreement

NRO Statement on ICANN-VeriSign Agreement The Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting in its capacity as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) has read the proposed settlement agreement between ICANN and VeriSign. The ASO has noted the various aspects of the agreement and comments that have been made by various ICANN constituencies. We are concerned that regardless of the legal propriety of… Read More

Number Resource Organization Statement on WSIS Phase II, Tunis

Number Resource Organization Statement on WSIS Phase II, Tunis The Number Resource Organization [NRO] is the coalition of Regional Internet address Registries [RIRs] which operate in the world today. It was formed in October 2003 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the RIRs, and it is soon to be formally incorporated in Uruguay, as an International Non-profit Organisation…. Read More