NRO News

Call for Comments on IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions

IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions and their Pros and Cons This document attempts to address all the IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions and their Pro’s and Con’s, put forward by the Internet Community as a collective. The use of this document is intended for the sole purpose of providing clarification of the IPv6 Multi-homing Solutions and their pro’s and con’s, in order to assist… Read More

ICANN Ratifies Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space

On 7 September 2006, the ICANN Board ratified the Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space. This policy provides for the allocation of IPv6 address space from ICANN to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). On 13 July 2006, the Secretary of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council forwarded to ICANN the proposed global policy for allocation of IPv6 address… 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 Represented in Internet Governance Forum Advisory Group

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Raúl Echeberría, Executive Director of LACNIC and Adiel Akplogan, CEO of AFRINIC, to serve on a 46-member Advisory Group. This Advisory Group will assist the Secretary General in convening the Internet Governance Forum, and is comprised of representatives from governments, the private sector and civil society. The Group will prepare the agenda and programme… Read More

ASO AC Selection of ICANN Board Member

At their May 3, 2006, meeting the ASO AC selected David L. Wodelet to serve a three year term on the ICANN Board of Directors. Mr. Wodelet’s term will begin in June 2006. He will fill the ICANN Board seat being vacated by Mouhamet Diop, as his term expires.

ASO Candidates for ICANN Board Announced: Open Call for Statements of Support

Following a public nomination period, the ASO Address Council (ASO AC) selected the final set of candidates to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN Board currently held by Mouhamet Diop, whose term expires in June 2006. The candidates are: Envir Fraser Uchenna Ibekwe Jordi Palet Martinez Dave Wodelet On May 3, 2006, the ASO AC will make its final… Read More

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 The NRO website now has a section devoted to its activities in Internet governance. See 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 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