NRO News

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

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