|Founder(s):||APNIC, RIPE, ARIN, LACNIC|
| Raúl Echeberría (LACNIC) Chairman|
The Number Resource Organization, or NRO, is a unincorporated organization which brings together the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It was originally founded in 2003 by the 4 existing RIRs, and AfriNIC joined after its creation in 2005.
The self-described aims of the NRO are:
- Protect the unallocated Internet number resource pool
- Promote and protect the bottom-up policy development process
- Act as a focal point for Internet community input into the RIR system