GNSO Council

Last Updated: 17 October 2014

The 23 members of the Council govern policy development in the GNSO. Stakeholder Groups appoint 18 of its members. For voting purposes, the Council has two houses, like the US Congress or the British Parliament. The Contracted Parties House holds the Registries and Registrars Stakeholder Groups, while the Non-Contracted Parties House holds the Commercial and Non-Commercial Stakeholder Groups. ICANN's Nominating Committee appoints three Council members, two of which are voting members assigned to each House. The third appointee is an advisor to the Council as a whole. The Council also includes formally appointed but non-voting Liaisons and Observers from other groups within ICANN. This elaborate system provides checks and balances so no single interest group can dominate the Council.

GNSO Structure

ccNSO**


Patrick Myles (SOI) – ccNSO liaison  –  AAPAC

GNSO Council
Jonathan Robinson (SOI) – Chair – EU {22 Members – 20 Votes} (1 NCA)


Carlos Raúl Gutierrez (SOI) – NCA – NA (AGM 2016)

ALAC*


Cheryl Langdon-Orr (SOI) – ALAC Liaison – AAPAC

Contracted Party House {6+1}
Volker Greimann (SOI) Vice-Chair - EU
(AGM 2016)


Thomas Rickert (SOI) – Voting NCA – EU
(AGM 2015)

Non-Contracted Party House {12+1}
David Cake (SOI) Vice Chair - AAPC
(AGM 2016)


Daniel Reed (SOI) - Voting NCA - NA
(AGM 2015)

Registries Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registries

  • Bret Fausett (SOI) - NA (AGM 2016)
  • Jonathan Robinson (SOI) – EU (AGM 2015)
  • Donna Austin (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2016)

Registrars Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registrars

  • Volker Greimann (SOI) – EU (AGM 2016)
  • Yoav Keren (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2015)
  • James Bladel (SOI) - NA (AGM 2015)

Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Service Providers

Commercial and Business Users

  • Gabriela Szlak (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2015)
  • Susan Kawaguchi (SOI) – NA (AGM 2016)

Intellectual Property Interests

  • Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) – NA (AGM 2015)
  • Heather Forrest (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2016)

Internet Service and Connection Providers

  • Tony Holmes (SOI) EU (AGM 2015)
  • Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2015)

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Non-Commercial Users
  • Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency

  • David Cake (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2016)
  • Stephanie Perrin (SOI) – NA (AGM 2016)
  • Avri Doria (SOI) – NA (AGM 2015)
  • Edward Morris (SOI) – NA (AGM 2016)
  • Amr Elsadr (SOI) – AF - (AGM 2015)
  • Marilia Maciel (SOI) – NA (AGM 2015)

Legend

{} Voting

[] Non-Voting

* Non-Voting Liaison – Counted as a Member

** Observer – Not Counted as a Member

AGM = Annual General Meeting

Regions

  • AF = Africa
  • NA = North America
  • EU = Europe
  • LAC = Latin America/Caribbean
  • AAPAC = Asia/Australia/Pacific