Joint RIR response to ITU CWG Consultation on IPv4 Addresses

The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) – AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and RIPE NCC, have drafted a joint response to the ITU Council Working Group consultation on international public policy issues concerning the current global situation regarding IPv4 address space. The document answers issue 2 of the consultation regarding: (a)   Unused legacy IPv4 addresses, and (b)  Inter-regional transfers of IPv4… Read More

RIRs’ input to the WTPF-13

NOTE: This document was updated on 29 April 2013 to incorporate feedback from the RIR communities on an earlier draft. The document linked here is the final draft submitted to the ITU Secretariat. This document addresses some of the Draft Opinions discussed by the Informal Expert Group in preparation for the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum 2013 (WTPF-13). Click here… Read More

NRO and ICANN comment on ITU Secretary General’s WTPF Report

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) have written to the chair of the Informal Expert Group (IEG) of the World Telecommunication Policy Forum 2013 providing further comments on the International Telecommunication Union’s Secretary-General WTPF Report. In the letter to the Chair of the IEG Mr Petko Kantchev, ICANN and NRO –… Read More

NRO Observations on WCIT-12 process

The Number Resource Organization, representing the world’s five Regional Internet address Registries, issues the following statement from Dubai, the site of the recent World Conference on International Telecommunications. The conference has clearly not met expectations of many ITU Member States, and with this unfortunate outcome now clear, we feel compelled to put the following observations on record. The Number Resource… Read More

“Stop the Net Grab”: NRO shares concerns about the WCIT process

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the body representing the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), today expressed its support for the “Stop the Net Grab” campaign that is being spearheaded by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in the lead-up to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). WCIT-12 will convene in Dubai from 3-14 December 2012 to review the International… Read More

NRO Contribution to the WCIT Public Consultation Process

The five Regional Internet Registries contributed views in response to the ITU’s public consultation in preparation of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to be held in Dubai in December 2012, where the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) will be reviewed. The five RIRs supported the continuance of the ITRs to guide and promote the growth of international Internet connectivity. In their collective submission sent to… Read More

NRO Comments on ITU IPv6 Group Liaison Statements

On March 10, 2011, The NRO submitted responses to two additional ITU IPv6 Group Liaison Statements based on its contribution to the ITU IPv6 Group meeting held in September of 2010. — NRO response to Liaison Statement 3, C19 “Problems and solutions” is available: — NRO response to Liaison Statement 4, IPv4 Issues, is available: The responses were… Read More

NRO Submits Response to ITU IPv6 Group on Country Internet Registry (CIR) Model

Response to ITU IPv6 Group on Country Internet Registry (CIR) Model At the second ITU IPv6 Group meeting, held in September 2010, it was decided to send a number of Liaison Statements to organizations with expertise or an interest in the issues under discussion at the IPv6 Group. Liaison Statement 5 included a specific request for responses from the IETF,… Read More

ITU Plenipotentiary October 2010 Guadalajara, Mexico

THE ITU PLENIPOTENTIARY The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues. Its stated mission is “to enable the growth and sustained development of telecommunications and information networks, and to facilitate universal access so that people everywhere can participate in, and benefit from, the emerging information society and global economy.” The ITU’s membership… Read More

NRO Position Regarding The Report of the ITU-TSB Director to the ITU Council

Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), Malcolm Johnson, has presented a report to the ITU Council for its October 2009 meeting. The report analyzes the possibility of the ITU taking on a role as an IPv6 address registry for Member States and concludes by suggesting that the ITU take action toward this goal. This proposal is based on resolution… Read More