NRO News

Aftab Siddiqui Elected as ASO AC / NRO NC Chair for 2018

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has elected Aftab Siddiqui, the APNIC community representative, as the Chair of the ASO AC / Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) for 2018. The ASO AC Chair elections are held annually in January, and the term is one year. Mr. Siddiqui’s appointment was confirmed during the first ASO AC Teleconference of… Read More

NRO at the IGF 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

The IGF held its 12th annual meeting from 18-21 December 2017, on the theme, “Shape Your Digital Future!”. There were over 2000 onsite participants from 142 countries, representing all stakeholder groups and regions. The NRO at the IGF As the unified voice for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the Number Resource Organization (NRO) recognizes the participation of the public and… Read More

New appointments to NRO NC and IANA Numbering Services Review Committee

The APNIC Executive Council (EC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Henri Kasyfi Soemartono as a member of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) representing the APNIC region. The NRO NC fulfils the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC). He will serve a one-year term, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018…. Read More

Comment Phase Open for 2018 ICANN Board Seat 9 Elections

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the ASO Address Council (AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat 9 of the ICANN Board. Following a call for candidates, the ASO AC is pleased to announce that the following four candidates are standing for election: – Johan Mikael “Julf”… Read More

ASO AC Calls For Nominations to Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is calling for nominations to Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors. The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly during… Read More

Global Consultation on Identifier Technical Health Indicators (ITHI) Project

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) has developed a proposal for ITHI risk identification and definition in response to an ongoing ICANN initiative. Each Regional Internet Registry (RIR) is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of its registry data. This is critical to the reliability of the RIR Whois databases which provide access to the public data of the Registry. For the… Read More

ASO AC Appoints Brajesh Jain to the 2018 ICANN Nominating Committee

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that Mr Brajesh Jain has been appointed as its delegate to the 2018 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). The ASO AC appointed Mr Jain after a public nomination process which began in August 2017: The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of… Read More

Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Published

ITEMS International, a Paris-based consultancy firm specializing in strategic consulting in the areas of telecommunications and the Internet, has published its findings of the ASO review. The Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC), in communication with the ICANN Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), commissioned the independent review of the ASO to determine whether: – The ASO has a continuing purpose… Read More