Improving Regional Internet Registry alignment in the RPKI space


Improving Regional Internet Registry alignment in the RPKI space

By Sofía Silva, RPKI Program Manager, NRO

Program background

As a result of the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Strategic Review Process which started in 2022, the NRO agreed to work toward providing a robust, coordinated and secure Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) service as one of the main priorities.

The RPKI Steering Group, comprised of routing security experts from all of the Regional Internet Registries, collaborated to define the job description for the RPKI Program Manager and a global search was conducted in 2023. The NRO RPKI Program was formally launched with the on-boarding of the Program Manager in January 2024.

The members of the RPKI Steering Group are below:

Yogesh ChadeeHead of Value Added ServicesAFRINIC
Anton StrydomDirector, EngineeringAPNIC
Tom HarrisonProduct and Delivery Manager – Registry ProductAPNIC
Mark KostersChief Technology OfficerARIN
Brad GormanSenior Product Owner, Routing SecurityARIN
Carlos Martinez CagnazzoChief Technology OfficerLACNIC
Jorge CanoSenior Software ArchitectLACNIC
Felipe Victolla SilveiraChief Technology OfficerRIPE NCC
Tim BruijnzeelsPrincipal Engineer RPKIRIPE NCC

Learn more about the NRO RPKI Program here: Resource Certification (RPKI)

What do we want to achieve?

Ultimately, the global Internet community will benefit from an overall improvement on the trust and security of routing decisions. In the shorter term, the NRO RPKI Program aims at providing a more consistent and uniformly secure, resilient and reliable RPKI service to help remove barriers currently experienced by network operators who create RPKI objects through multiple RIRs.

[CFA] Do you create and manage RPKI objects through more than one RIR? We want to hear from you (<mailto:>)

What’s been happening?

I’ve been working with the Steering Group on developing a set of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to describe the more specific outcomes that we would like to achieve in 2024. We will soon share these OKRs through the RPKI Program page (  Resource Certification (RPKI) ), and the Steering Group will be working on an implementation plan to achieve those outcomes.

[CFA] What do you think we should be working on? Do you have ideas that you would like to propose? Please share them with us! (<mailto:>)

Get in touch

Email: Send any questions or comments to <mailto:>

Find us at Internet events: A large number of the RPKI Steering Group members, as well as myself, will be attending the IETF 119 meeting in Brisbane, Australia. Please say hello if you see us there!

Curious to know more? Visit the NRO RPKI Program webpage ( Resource Certification (RPKI)) and watch out for future blog posts about our work.

The views expressed are those of the author of this blog post and do not necessarily reflect the views of LACNIC.

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