NRO NC election

APNIC 28 elections

NRO NC timeline

22 May NC nominations open
28 Jul NC nominations close
17:30 UTC+10
(Brisbane time)
12 Aug NC online voting opens for APNIC members only
26 Aug NC online voting closes
09:00 UTC+8
(Beijing time)
28 Aug NC onsite voting takes place
09:00-14:00 UTC+8
(Beijing time)

What is the NRO NC and why be elected?

The NRO NC (Number Resource Organization Number Council) consists of 15 members, three from each of the five Regional Internet Registry (RIR) regions.

The NRO Number Council (NC) was established in October 2004 under a MoU negotiated between the NRO and ICANN. Under the terms of this MoU, the NC performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC).

Of these three appointees to the NRO NC:

  • two members are elected by the regional Members, and serve a 2 year term
  • one is appointed by the Board of the RIR, and serves a 1 year term

The term of Kenny Huang will expire on 31 December 2009. One individual from the APNIC region will be selected to serve on the ASO AC for 2 years from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011.

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry (RIR). Self-nominations are permitted.


As a member of the NRO NC, you will:

  • Oversee recommendations on global IP address policy that result from the various RIRs' policy development processes
  • Have direct influence on the implementation of these policies
  • Participate in the management of policy development activities
  • Appoint people to the ICANN Board of Directors

How do I nominate?

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any RIR. Self-nominations are permitted. Nominations have now closed.

How do I vote?

Vote online

Online voting is only available to APNIC members.

APNIC member organizations can cast one vote each using MyAPNIC.


  • Only contacts with voting rights may vote online
  • By default, all existing corporate contacts have voting rights
  • Voting rights can only be assigned by Corporate Contacts to other member contacts through MyAPNIC
  • You need access to MyAPNIC to cast your votes online
  • Proxy votes are not permitted for the NRO NC election

Vote onsite

Onsite voting is available to all registered APNIC Member Meeting (AMM) attendees.

All registered AMM attendees (except RIR staff) can collect ballot papers at the AMM registration desk from 08:30 UTC+8 Beijing time on the date of the election.


People voting onsite for the NRO NC must either be attendees of APNIC 28, or have been registered attendees of at least one previous APNIC meeting since APNIC 10. APNIC staff will verify entitlement using official registration records for these meetings.