Important Documents Concerning ICANN. Read and Comment Here

Posted: Mon, 22 Sep 2003

The Regional Internet Registries (RIR) have published three (3) documents:

  1. Proposed Open Letter to ICANN from the Regional Internet Registries
  2. Proposed Agreement between the RIRs to create the Number Resource Organization
  3. Proposed Agreement between the RIRs (acting through the NRO) and ICANN concerning the Address Supporting Organization

These documents are available at

In order to ensure that all interested and concerned parties have the opportunity to comment, a thirty (30) day comment period is now open. The comment period will close at midnight UTC (8 PM EDT) October 22, 2003.

The ARIN Board of Trustees will consider the comments as they are received and intends to make a decision whether to adopt these documents following this comment period. If these documents are adopted by all the RIR Boards, it is the present intention to formally pass the open letter to ICANN on the 24th of October. On the same date the Boards of the RIRs currently intend to direct their CEOs to sign the MoU concerning the establishment of the Number Resource Organization.

The RIRs welcome feedback from the Internet addressing community on the contents of these documents. All comments should be addressed to: The comments will be passed to all the Boards of the RIRs, and will also be published on the web site Any dialogue that arises from such comments will also be published on this site.

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Raymond A. Plzak
President & CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)