NRO News

AFRINIC Moving Closer to Final Recognition as an RIR

Since its inception in October 2003, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) has provided its full support to the emergence of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) as a new Regional Internet Registry (RIR). The work towards its emergence, as outlined in a July 2004 NRO and AFRINIC Activity Report to ICANN, has continued to accelerate with the sustained support of… Read More

ETNO Publishes Common Position on Future of IPv6 Management

The European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) has published its common position on the future of IPv6 management. The ITU-TSB as an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is looking to create a role for itself alongside Regional Internet Registries in the management of IPv6 resources. As part of the Working Group on Internet Governance… Read More

Kenny Huang appointed to NRO Number Council

The APNIC Executive Council has appointed Kenny Huang to be the representative of the APNIC region on the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council. Under the terms of the MoU signed between the ICANN and the RIRs in October 2004, the NRO Number Council now performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC). The term of… Read More

NRO Comments on the WGIG Panel at ICANN WSIS Workshop in Cape Town

Presented by Paul Wilson, Director General, APNIC The Regional Internet Registries have been participating in WSIS for over two years, individually and more recently through the Number Resource Organization, which represents RIRs globally. There are a few WSIS areas where we might like to spend our time, but WGIG is now demanding all of our attention. We are participating in… Read More

Clarification on NRO statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses”

Clarification on NRO statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses” In the NRO response to the ITU Memorandum “ITU and Internet Governance” we said, “The ITU memorandum has proposed a new IPv6 address space distribution process, based solely on national authorities.” We understand that some parties have expressed concern that we may have… Read More

Houlin Zhao’s Response to NRO Statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses”

Houlin Zhao’s Response to NRO Statement: “NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses” Dear Paul, Having read your document, I find many valuable information and opinions, which I share with you without hesitation and reservation. However, I also find some misunderstandings to my proposals on IPv6. To avoid further confusions and unnecessary reactions, I… Read More

Summary of NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

Summary of NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses Introduction On 21 October 2004, the Director of ITU TSB published a memorandum, “ITU and Internet Governance” for public comment. The text below is a summary of the Number Resource Organization’s (NRO) public response on behalf of the Regional Internet Registries: APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and… Read More

NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

NRO Response to ITU Comments on the Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses On 21 October 2004, the Director of ITU TSB published a memorandum, “ITU and Internet Governance” for public comment. The Number Resource Organization (NRO) respectfully offers this public response on behalf of the Regional Internet Registries: APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and RIPE NCC. This response is limited to… Read More

ICANN and the NRO Sign MoU on the Address Supporting Organization that Safeguards Best Policies for Distribution of Internet Numbers

RESTON, VA – Today, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a formal agreement that will allow those with the greatest interest in the strength and viability of the Internet to play a significant policy making role in the global distribution of Internet numbers. The agreement – a formal Memorandum of… Read More