ASO Approval to CCWG Final Report

Communication to IANA-XFER mailing confirming the ASO Approval to CCWG Final Report ======= Dear Colleagues, In response to a recommendation from the ASO liaisons to the CCWG, the NRO EC, acting on behalf of the ASO, has approved the CCWG WS1 report published at https://community.icann.org/x/8w2AAw As the Chair of the NRO EC I sent the following message to one of… Read More

RIR Comparative Policy Overview 2015-04

RIR Comparative Policy Overview (version 2015-04) (version 2015-04) The goal of this document is to provide a comparative overview of policies across the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system. It is not a policy statement by the RIRs, but serves as a reference for the Internet community. While this document was accurate on the date of publication, it may be outdated… Read More

The NRO Position on Revision of ICANN Mission Statement

The NRO EC recognises that the ICANN Mission statement is currently under review by the CCWG. We understand that under the current proposed ICANN accountability framework, the ICANN Mission statement (as revised) will become a “Fundamental Bylaw” of ICANN. As such it will become an important determinant of ICANN IRP processes, and possibly other ICANN processes, which may critically affect… Read More

NRO Statement on IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability

The NRO takes this opportunity to comment on the current discussions of ICANN accountability, prior to the series of meetings coming up in Dublin, Ireland, during October 2015. The NRO has worked to ensure that to the extent possible, relationships between ICANN, RIRs and the global numbering communities are established in formal relationships that provide necessary definition and separation of… Read More

RIR Comparative Policy Overview 2015-03

RIR Comparative Policy Overview (version 2015-03) (version 2015-03) The goal of this document is to provide a comparative overview of policies across the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system. It is not a policy statement by the RIRs, but serves as a reference for the Internet community. While this document was accurate on the date of publication, it may be outdated… Read More

Call for Comments on CCWG-Accountability’s 2nd Draft Proposal

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) has published its 2nd Draft Proposal with proposed improvements to ICANN’s accountability framework. In a previous public comment period in May 2015, CCWG-Accountability sought feedback on the direction of its proposal and preferences among the alternatives that were proposed. The CCWG-Accountability has incorporated this input and is now seeking agreement… Read More

Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration

The Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) has now published a draft charter for community consideration. The Draft Charter includes, among other things: a problem statement, goals and objectives, scope, and proposed areas for work. Under the Draft Charter, the CCWG is expected to organise… Read More

RIR Accountability Questions and Answers

The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance. This follows the publication of the RIR Governance Matrix in August 2014, and the two documents work in combination to provide all Internet stakeholders with a overview of the RIR governance. These issues are particularly important as the… Read More

NRO Publishes RIR Governance Matrix

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) operate within robust governance frameworks that ensure effectiveness of their corporate structures, transparency of processes, and accountability to members and communities. These frameworks vary across the five RIRs, according to legal requirements and regional policies, but all are transparently accessible and publicly documented. The NRO has published a matrix providing an overview of the… Read More