[AfriNIC-announce] NRO and ICANN Reaffirm Commitment to Relationship

Adiel A. Akplogan adiel at afrinic.net
Thu Jan 10 18:48:06 SAST 2008

[Apologies for duplicate e-mails.]


NRO and ICANN Reaffirm Commitment to Relationship
8 January 2008

In December 2007, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) exchanged letters 
their commitment to formalizing the legal relationship between the two
organizations. The NRO letter, jointly-signed by the executives of the five
Regional Internet Registries, stated the NRO's commitment to supporting
ICANN, sought ICANN's acknowledgement of certain aspects of the role 
of the NRO,
and committed to a deadline of one (1) year for formalizing the legal
arrangements between the two organizations.

In the letter sent by ICANN to the NRO, Dr. Paul Twomey, 
President/CEO of ICANN,
identified ICANN's commitments to the NRO and re-acknowledged the roles of the
Address Supporting Organization (ASO), the NRO, and the RIRs as 
described in the
ASO Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Dr. Twomey also committed ICANN to
working with the NRO to finalize the legal arrangements between the two
organizations within the one year timeframe.

The NRO thanks Dr. Twomey and ICANN for its commitment to bringing this process
to a close in the coming year and looks forward to working together for the
benefit of all concerned and the continued stability of management and
allocation of Internet Number Resources.

The two letters are available at the following URLs:

*** December 2007 Letter from NRO to ICANN

*** December 2007 ICANN Letter to NRO


Raymond A. Plzak
Chair, Executive Council
Number Resource Organization 

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