NRO News

ICANN has called for a 21-day public comment period on the new IANA policy for allocation of IPv4 Address Space to Regional Internet Registries

ICANN has called for a 21-day public comment period on the new IANA policy for allocation of IPv4 Address Space to Regional Internet Registries Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy For Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries 09 March 2005 On 3 September 2004 the ASO Address Council forwarded a new IPv4 policy concerning IANA allocations of IPv4… Read More

NRO Response to ICANN Strategic Plan

NRO Response to ICANN Strategic Plan The Number Resource Organization (NRO), on behalf of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), welcomes the opportunity to comment on some of the issues raised by the draft strategic plan recently published by ICANN. This comment of the draft strategic plan will focus on four main areas: Important aspects of the draft plan where the… Read More

AFRINIC Progress Update submitted to ICANN

AFRINIC Progress Update submitted to ICANN 21 February 2005 Paul Twomey President & CEO ICANN Dear Dr. Twomey, The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is pleased to present you and the ICANN Board of Directors this report. It summarizes the transition activities and implementation in the establishment of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) as a new Regional Internet Registry (RIR)…. Read More

Comments to WGIG on Draft Working Papers Identifying Issues for Internet Governance

Comments to WGIG on Draft Working Papers Identifying Issues for Internet Governance Name of the paper: Draft WGIG Issue Paper on the Administration of Internet Names and IP Addresses (pdf) 1. General Comments We appreciate the efforts that have been put into the production of this draft document. It appears to be a useful first step towards a comprehensive coverage… Read More

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