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    NRO.NET Moves [Off-Shore] to South America
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 13 2005, @06:02PM (#16490)
    NRO.NET Moves [Off-Shore] to South America

    South American telecommunication mafias are
    famous for being laiden with cronyism and are
    almost impossible to route around.

    The ITU thrives in such a place.

    Vendors find they are told, "this
    is my cousin Hector, he **will be** your new
    CEO in our country for your products and
    services."

    It should be no surprise that the RIRs are headed
    to South America, to build up their base of
    operations as **self-appointed** over-lords
    of the address space.

    U.S. telecom companies will just ignore them.

    http://www.nro.net/documents/nro29.html

    "The Number Resource Organization [NRO] is the coalition of Regional Internet address Registries [RIRs] which operate in the world today. It was formed in October 2003 by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the RIRs, and it is soon to be formally incorporated in Uruguay, as an International Non-profit Organisation. The NRO represents the collective experience and interests of individual RIRs and their communities, and provides an efficient interface to other parties interested in the work and responsibilities of the RIRs."

    http://www.nro.net/documents/nro28.html

    "The Number Resource Organization has deep respect for all positions: those with which we can identify the most; as well as those that seem furthest from our own ideas. We believe that all stakeholders and all governments have the right to defend their points of view on this issue, but beyond our respect for this right, we believe that it is time to recognize that there are matters on which agreement is not possible, and matters on which agreement is possible during the remaining period of the Summit.

    There is clearly no agreement on a radical overhaul of current Internet Governance arrangements, or on the creation of purely intergovernmental mechanisms for Internet oversight. Not only is there no agreement among governments, but it is clear that the greater part of Civil Society and Private Sector organizations are united in opposition to such measures."
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