The Address Supporting Organization (ASO), is one of three Supporting Organizations called for in the ICANN bylaws. The ASO will advise the ICANN Board with respect to policy regarding the system of IP addresses, such as 188.8.131.52, that uniquely identify the Internet's networked computers.
The ICANN Bylaws call for Supporting Organizations to be "formed through community consensus, as reflected in applications or similar proposals to create an initial Supporting Organization."
To date, ICANN has received the following ASO proposals:
Comments on the ASO formation process -- and, particularly, on specific ASO proposals -- are welcome.
How do I make a comment? Please send comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I read the comments that have been submitted? All comments will be automatically posted on the ICANN website at http://www.icann.org/comments-mail/comment-aso/maillist.html for public review and response. (If your comment is not posted within 12 hours of its submission, please contact email@example.com.)
A few recent comments are highlighted below:
In addition, a number of comments have been sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org list, the archives of which are posted on the RIPE NCC site at http://www.ripe.net/mail-archives/aso-discuss/index.html.