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ICANN Publishes Response to ASO’s Inspection Request

On 27 December 2019, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), submitted an inspection request to ICANN regarding the Internet Society’s proposed transfer of ownership of PIR, the .org registry, to Ethos Capital. On 4 February 2020, ICANN issued a response, which can be found on the ICANN website or here (pdf). More information regarding this will be posted on this website when…


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Call for Public Comments on the 2019 IANA Performance Matrix Summary Report

Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, as a result of the successful IANA Stewardship transition in 2016, the IANA Numbering Services are today being managed through an SLA between ICANN and the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). As part of the result of the IANA Stewardship transition, the IANA Numbering Services Review Committee (IANA RC) was established in 2016. The IANA RC is composed of…


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Appointments to the ASO AC / NRO NC 2020

The following representatives have been selected by their respective RIR communities to serve on the Number Resource Organization Number Council / Address Supporting Organization Address Council (NRO NC / ASO AC) in 2020: AFRINIC:  Mike Silber (Jan 2020 – Dec 2022) APNIC: Aftab Siddiqui (Jan 2020 – Dec 2021) ARIN: Martin Hannigan (Jan 2020 – Dec 2022) RIPE NCC: Filiz…


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ASO Issues Inspection Request to ICANN

On 27 December 2019, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), submitted the following correspondence to ICANN regarding the Internet Society’s proposed transfer of ownership of PIR, the .org registry, to Ethos Capital: From: Oscar Robles-Garay To: John Jeffrey CC: Maarten Botterman CC: Göran Marby CC: ecadmin [at] icann.org ICANN Secretary, The 5 Regional Internet…


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ASO Announces Support for Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18 of the ICANN Bylaws

In its capacity as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community, the NRO EC (acting as the ASO) has agreed to support the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18, Section 18.7(b) of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the composition of the IANA Naming Functions Review as posted by the ICANN Board according to its Resolution 2019.09.08.05. The ICANN Empowered Community Administration…


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Changes to NRO EC Roles

Due to recent changes in leadership at both AFRINIC and the RIPE NCC, the NRO Executive Council (EC) has adjusted its role rotation schedule for the remainder of 2019 and for the coming two years. As of 15 November 2019, Oscar Robles, CEO LACNIC, will assume the roles of NRO Chair and the ICANN Empowered Community Decisional Participant Representative. As…


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ASO and ICANN Sign Revised MoU

Montréal, 7 November 2019: The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), have today signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The revisions to the MoU include the recommended changes outlined in the 2017 Independent Review of the ASO.


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ASO AC Teleconferences Open for Observers

In line with the ASO Review 2017 “Recommendation #15: “ASO AC meetings should be open to the public, except for discussions regarding the selection of individuals for ICANN roles.”, starting on Wednesday October 2nd 2019, all ASO AC teleconferences will be open for observers. However, please note that observers won’t be able to participate during the meeting by speaking or…


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ASO AC Appoints Pankaj Chaturvedi to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee

ASO AC Appoints Pankaj Chaturvedi to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that Pankaj Chaturvedi has been appointed as its delegate to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Mr Chaturvedi is an active participant in the APNIC community. His one year term will begin during the ICANN 66 Meeting…


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Run Off Procedure Implemented for ASO AC ICANN NomCom Representative Selection

Due to a tied eVote, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has implemented the Run Off procedure in order to enable it to select a representative to serve on the ICANN Nominating Committee. The Run Off procedure is described in section 7.4.4 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures. New Timeline  Start of Run Off eVote: 23 August 2019 End of…


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