NRO News

NRO Comment on IANA RFI

On 21 February 2006, the US Department of Commerce published a Sources Sought Notice, exploring options for Contractor performance of the IANA functions. The Number Resource Organization (NRO) will not, at this time, take part in this activity, as we currently do not foresee bidding for the contract. It is the NRO’s mission “to protect the unallocated Number Resource pool,”… Read More

Input on the Internet Governance Forum

On 17 February 2006, Raúl Echeberría, on behalf of the Number Resource Organization, made a statement at the consultations on the convening of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The complete NRO statement is available on the IGF website at http://www.intgovforum.org/contributions/nro-inputs-on-igf.pdf. The NRO website now has a section devoted to its activities in Internet governance. See https://www.nro.net/governance for more information.

ASO Call for Nominations for ICANN Board Seat

In compliance with the ASO MoU and ICANN bylaws the Address Council hereby calls for nominations to the ICANN Board to fill the ASO seat currently held by Mouhamet Diop, whose term expires in June of 2006. This nomination period will close on 4 April 2006. Nominations may be submitted by anyone by sending email to nominations@aso.icann.org. Nominations must include… 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

World Summit on the Information Society

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. Internet governance emerged as one of the leading discussion issues. The second phase of WSIS took place in Tunis from… Read More

WSIS Reinforces the Regional Internet Registries (RIR)

TUNIS – 17 November 2005 The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is satisfied with the result of the WSIS. It is a positive result that the role of governments inside the area of Internet governance has been clearly defined, and that there is a clear decision for governments not to become involved in the daily operational and technical matters of the… Read More

WSIS Reinforces the Regional Internet Registries (RIR)

TUNIS – 17 November 2005 The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is satisfied with the result of the WSIS. It is a positive result that the role of governments inside the area of Internet governance has been clearly defined, and that there is a clear decision for governments not to become involved in the daily operational and technical matters of the… Read More

Global Cooperation is Key to the Stability of the Internet, Say Internet Community Organisations at WSIS

Global Cooperation is Key to the Stability of the Internet, Say Internet Community Organisations at WSIS Many of the Internet community organisations that enable the processes for the development and administration of the Internet will host the ‘Internet Pavilion’ (stand 1323) at the ‘ICT 4 all’ exhibition at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, 15-19 November… 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

Number Resource Organization Statement on Internet Governance

Number Resource Organization Statement on Internet Governance To the Representatives of the Governments of the World: After several years of intense discussions on all aspects of the information technology revolution, we have reached this important landmark, the Tunis Summit. The work has been hard and we believe that it is time to actively assess the points on which it is… Read More