As the eighth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) approaches, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) invites all members of the global Internet community to participate in this open dialogue on Internet governance where all stakeholders meet on an equal footing.
As the unified voice for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the NRO recognizes the participation of the public and private sectors, as well as all aspects of civil society as critical to discussions on the future of the Internet. The NRO encourages all Internet stakeholders to take part in this important event.
If you are unable to attend the 2013 IGF in person, anyone can join the sessions via live webcast and participate in discussions in real time. There will also be several remote hubs around the world.
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NRO participation at the IGF
The theme of the 2013 IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development”. This year the NRO will host two workshops in the Enhanced Cooperation Track, to promote understanding of the multistakeholder approach to Internet number resource management and the need for openness and transparency in such discussions.
• IPv4 Markets and Legacy Space
This workshop will address the growing interest from many stakeholders in IPv4 trading and so-called “legacy” address space. It will consider how these issues may affect the future growth of the Internet and the continuing deployment of IPv6 on networks around the world. Read more about this workshop.
• Importance of Regional Coordination in Internet Governance
This workshop will explore the important roles played by the variety of regionally-based governance and engagement structures that have evolved to meet the needs of Internet stakeholders. Read more about this workshop.
If you are able to be in Bali for the event, be sure to visit the NRO booth number 23 in the IGF Village! Staff from all five RIRs will be available to answer your questions about the NRO and the respective regional Internet communities.