Improving Regional Internet Registry alignment in the RPKI space

By on 11 Mar 2024

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

The RPKI Steering Group, comprising routing security experts from all the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), 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 onboarding of the Program Manager in January 2024.

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
Table 1 — Members of the RPKI Steering Group.

Learn more about the NRO RPKI Program.

What do we want to achieve?

Ultimately, the global Internet community will benefit from an overall improvement in the trust and security of routing decisions. In the shorter term, the NRO RPKI Program aims to provide 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.

Do you create and manage RPKI objects through more than one RIR? We want to hear from you.

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 web page, and the Steering Group will be working on an implementation plan to achieve those outcomes.

What do you think we should be working on? Do you have ideas that you would like to propose? Please share them with us!

Get in touch

Send any questions or comments to

Find us at Internet events. A cohort of 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 and watch out for future blog posts about our work.

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