Nominations for representatives to the NRO Number Council / ASO Address Council from LACNIC region


Dear LACNIC community:

Next, the application received for the position that will remain vacant from January 1, 2019. The candidate will begin his term on that date.

Candidate Expressions of support
Biography and motivation for nomination Country of citizenship Country of residence Organization name Name of nominating individual Organization of nominating individual Name Organization
Ricardo Patara Brazil Brazil Self-nomination Jorge Villa Ministerio de Educación Superior
Marcelo Rodrigues
Hartmut Glaser
Cleber Martin de Alexandre
Tomás Lynch LACNOG
Antonio Galvao de Rezende

This is a public call for nominations to fill one (1) vacancy on the NRO Number Council (NRO NC) corresponding to the LACNIC region which will be created when Ricardo Patara ends his term (on 31 December 2018).

The members of the NRO Number Council fulfill the functions of the ASO Address Council of ICANN.

The appointed representative will serve a term of three (3) years starting on 1st January 2019.



What are the requirements for being nominated? How are nominations submitted?

*Jorge Villa - Cuba

Nominations and expressions of support forms:

To nominate a candidate, please complete the following information and send it by email to

To express support for nominated individuals, please complete the following information and send it by email to

Who can vote? How does voting take place?

NRO Number Council / ASO Address Council


The ASO is one of ICANN's supporting bodies and advises on topics relating to Internet numbers and addresses. It was formally established in October 1999, when the directors of APNIC, ARIN, and RIPE NCC – the three existing RIRs at the time – subscribed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The RIRs had previously proposed the creation of the ASO in a letter addressed to ICANN's Interim President on 23 July 1999.
The creation of this organization introduced ICANN into the existing global policy development system for matters relating to IP addresses, a system which the RIRs were already operating. RIRs predate ICANN.


The RIRs (APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC) created the Number Resource Organization (NRO) on 24 October 2003 in order to provide a visible framework for their joint and collaborative activities.


On 21 October 2004, the NRO and ICANN subscribed a Memorandum of Understanding. Following its official recognition as an RIR on 27 April 2005, AFRINIC became the fifth member of the NRO and, consequently, a party to the MoU between ICANN and the NRO.

Powers and Responsibilities


The NRO has the following goals:


The Address Council (AC) is responsible for the ASO's administrative functions.
Another important role of the AC is to appoint members of the ICANN Board of Directors. This is achieved through an open call for nominations and an open selection process.

Council members do not represent any of the RIRs nor do they act in representation of any other entity or organization. Council members are appointed in a personal capacity and their position may not be delegated by or to any other individual or organization.

For more information on the ASO and its Address Council, please see the MoU.

Relevant pages related to this session:


LACNIC covers travel and accommodation expenses to those events where participation of the representatives is required so that they can better fulfill their role in representation of LACNIC.

Members of the Address Council will not receive from the ASO any compensation or reimbursement of expenses for their services. Likewise, the ASO will not indemnify or provide liability coverage for the actions of members of the Address Council.

Positions on the ASO are honorary, therefore members do not receive compensation for their services.