NRO News

Happy 5th World IPv6 Launch Anniversary

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) would like to wish the global Internet community a very happy 5th World IPv6 Launch Anniversary on the behalf of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). We hope you enjoy our short video recounting IPv6 deployment progress around the world, and invite you to join us in the continuing efforts to make IPv6 the new… Read More

Statement of the NRO EC and ASO AC regarding the 2017 ASO Review

Statement of the Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC) and Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) regarding the 2017 ASO Review 25 May 2017 The Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) is an entity established in 2004 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO). The… Read More

Independent Review of ASO Granted to ITEMS International

The Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC), in communication with the ICANN Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), has granted the independent review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) to ITEMS International  after a detailed review of all the applications received. As described in the original call for proposals, the objective of the review is to determine whether the ASO has… Read More

ASO AC / NRO NC Elects New Chair

Filiz Yilmaz, RIPE NCC community representative, has been elected by the ASO Address Council (AC) members as the new ASO AC/NRO NC Chair for 2017.  Filiz Yilmaz’s appointment was confirmed during the ASO AC teleconference, 11 January 2017. ASO AC Chair elections are held annually in January, and the term is one year. The ASO AC also accepted the appointment… Read More

NRO at IGF 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico

The IGF held its 11th annual meeting on the theme, “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6 to 9 December 2016. The 2016 IGF focused on a range of sub-themes, including Access & Diversity, Critical Internet Resources, Gender and Youth Issues, Cybersecurity, Human Rights Online, Multistakeholder Cooperation, and Sustainable Development. The IGF provided a platform for engaged and informed discussions about,… Read More

Request for Proposals for Consulting Services: Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization

Independent review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Deadline for applications: 31 December 2016 Deadline announcement of the selected bid: 31 January 2017 Instructions to Bidders 1. Introduction 1. The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is the organization comprised of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) which act collectively on matters relating to the interests of the RIRs and the Internet… Read More

IANA Numbering Services Review Committee Composition

On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG). One of the key elements of the Internet Number Community Proposal, described in section III.A.4, is the establishment of a Review Committee to ensure that the IANA Numbering Services… Read More

The Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services is Now in Effect

On October 1st 2016 the contract to perform the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has expired. As a consequence the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the IANA Numbering Services is now in effect. This letter from Göran… Read More

Contribute to IGF 2016 IPv6 Best Practice Forum

The Number Resource Organization is a supporter of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) IPv6 Best Practices Forum (BPF IPv6), which will present again this year during IGF 2016. We encourage organizations with IPv6 experience to contribute to this valuable community effort. This year’s BPF focuses on the commercial and economic aspects of IPv6 adoption: cost and return on investments and… Read More

NRO statement on IANA Intellectual Property Rights 

The NRO has reviewed the IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Assignment Agreement, the IANA IPR License Agreement and  the IANA IPR Community Agreement, as published for comment at <>, and finds that these IPR agreements meet the requirements of the  numbers community, as expressed in the CRISP Proposal at <> The NRO notes that these agreements are presently posted for… Read More