Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group

Last Updated: 8 July 2015

Mission & Principles:

The purpose of the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) is to represent, through its elected representatives and its Constituencies, the interests and concerns of noncommercial registrants and noncommercial Internet users of generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs). It provides a voice and representation in ICANN processes to: non-profit organizations that serve noncommercial interests; nonprofit services such as education, philanthropies, consumer protection, community organizing, promotion of the arts, public interest policy advocacy, children's welfare, religion, scientific research, and human rights; public interest software concerns; families or individuals who register domain names for noncommercial personal use; and Internet users who are primarily concerned with the noncommercial, public interest aspects of domain name policy.

Membership information on how to join the NCSG can be found on the NCSG Wiki that includes a direct link to the NCSG Membership Application.

NCSG Executive Committee & GNSO Council Representatives:

NCSG Member Name GNSO Council Executive Committee Policy Committee Finance Committee
Rafik Dammak
Chair Rafik Dammak (SOI) – AF
November 2013 – November 2015
David Cake
David Cake (SOI) – Asia Pacific
October 2012 – end AGM 2014
Avri Doria
Avri Doria (SOI) – North America
November 2013 – November 2015
Amr Elsadr
Amr Elsadr (SOI) – Africa
Maria Farrell
Maria Farrell (SOI) – Europe
Oct 2014 – Oct 2015
Dorothy K. Gordon
Dorothy K. Gordon / Observer (SOI)
Robin Gross
Robin Gross (SOI) – Europe
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Sam Lanfranco
Sam Lanfranco (SOI) – North America
Jul 2014 - Oct 2015
Joy Liddicoat
Joy Liddicoat (SOI) – Asia Pacific
Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
GNSO Counselor – Marilia Maciel (SOI) – Brazil – October 2014 AGM 2015
Edward Morris
GNSO Councillor – Edward Morris (SOI) – United Kingdom - October 2014 – AGM 2016
Milton Mueller
Milton Mueller (SOI)
January 2015 – October 2015
Stephanie Perrin
GNSO Councillor – Stephanie Perrin – (SOI) North America – Oct 2014 Oct 2015
Klaus Stoll
Klaus Stoll (SOI) – NPOC Appointee
July 2015 – July 2016
Matthew Shears
Matthew Shears – Europe
Oct 2014 – Oct 2015
Tapani Taravinen
Tapani Tarvainen (SOI) – Europe
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Rudi Vansnick
Rudi Vansnick (SOI) - NPOC Appointee
July 2015 – July 2016



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