NRO News

ICANN Publishes Response to ASO’s Inspection Request

On 27 December 2019, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), submitted an inspection request to ICANN regarding the Internet Society’s proposed transfer of ownership of PIR, the .org registry, to Ethos Capital. On 4 February 2020, ICANN issued a response, which can be found on the ICANN website or here (pdf). More information regarding… Read More

Call for Public Comments on the 2019 IANA Performance Matrix Summary Report

Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, as a result of the successful IANA Stewardship transition in 2016, the IANA Numbering Services are today being managed through an SLA between ICANN and the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). As part of the result of the IANA Stewardship transition, the IANA Numbering Services Review Committee (IANA RC) was established in 2016…. Read More

Appointments to the ASO AC / NRO NC 2020

The following representatives have been selected by their respective RIR communities to serve on the Number Resource Organization Number Council / Address Supporting Organization Address Council (NRO NC / ASO AC) in 2020: AFRINIC:  Mike Silber (Jan 2020 – Dec 2022) APNIC: Aftab Siddiqui (Jan 2020 – Dec 2021) ARIN: Martin Hannigan (Jan 2020 – Dec 2022) RIPE NCC: Filiz… Read More

ASO Issues Inspection Request to ICANN

On 27 December 2019, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), submitted the following correspondence to ICANN regarding the Internet Society’s proposed transfer of ownership of PIR, the .org registry, to Ethos Capital: From: Oscar Robles-Garay To: John Jeffrey CC: Maarten Botterman CC: Göran Marby CC: ecadmin [at] icann.org ICANN Secretary, The 5 Regional Internet… Read More

NRO at the IGF 2019 – Berlin, Germany

The 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2019) was held from 25-29 November in Berlin, Germany. It welcomed around 3,600 delegates from 161 economies to participate on the main theme: ‘One World. One Net. One Vision‘, and three sub-themes: data governance; digital inclusion; and security, safety, stability and resilience. The IGF was presided at the highest level… Read More

ASO Announces Support for Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18 of the ICANN Bylaws

In its capacity as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community, the NRO EC (acting as the ASO) has agreed to support the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18, Section 18.7(b) of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the composition of the IANA Naming Functions Review as posted by the ICANN Board according to its Resolution 2019.09.08.05. The ICANN Empowered Community Administration… Read More

Changes to NRO EC Roles

Due to recent changes in leadership at both AFRINIC and the RIPE NCC, the NRO Executive Council (EC) has adjusted its role rotation schedule for the remainder of 2019 and for the coming two years. As of 15 November 2019, Oscar Robles, CEO LACNIC, will assume the roles of NRO Chair and the ICANN Empowered Community Decisional Participant Representative. As… Read More

ASO Use of Empowered Community Powers for ICANN Fundamental Bylaw Change

On 13 September 2019, the NRO (fulling the role of the Address Supporting Organization – ASO) received an ICANN Board Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding the IANA Naming Function Review Composition. The notice states: “Moving forward with the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Process is in direct response to the request of the ccNSO Council, and also supports… Read More

ASO and ICANN Sign Revised MoU

Montréal, 7 November 2019: The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), have today signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The revisions to the MoU include the recommended changes outlined in the 2017 Independent Review of the ASO.

ASO AC Teleconferences Open for Observers

In line with the ASO Review 2017 “Recommendation #15: “ASO AC meetings should be open to the public, except for discussions regarding the selection of individuals for ICANN roles.”, starting on Wednesday October 2nd 2019, all ASO AC teleconferences will be open for observers. However, please note that observers won’t be able to participate during the meeting by speaking or… Read More