Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group

Last Updated: 10 February 2016

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
Tapani Taravinen
Chair Tapani Tarvainen (SOI) – Europe
Jan 2015 – Oct 2016
Rafik Dammak
Rafik Dammak (SOI) / Observer – AF
David Cake
David Cake (SOI) – Asia Pacific
Oct 2012 – Oct 2016
Stefania Milan
Stefania Milan (SOI) – North America
Oct 2015 – Oct 2017
Amr Elsadr
Amr Elsadr (SOI) – Africa
2013 - Oct 2017
Maria Farrell
Maria Farrell (SOI) / Observer – Europe
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 2016
Tatiana Tropina
Tatiana Tropina (SOI) – Europe
Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
GNSO Councillor – Marilia Maciel (SOI) – Brazil – Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Edward Morris
GNSO Councillor – Edward Morris (SOI) – United Kingdom - Oct 2014 – Oct 2016
Milton Mueller
Milton Mueller (SOI)
Jan 2015 – Oct 2015
Magaly Pazello
Magaly Pazello / Observer (SOI)
Stephanie Perrin
GNSO Councillor – Stephanie Perrin – (SOI) North America – Oct 2014 Oct 2016
Klaus Stoll
Klaus Stoll (SOI) – NPOC Appointee
July 2015 – July 2016
Matthew Shears
Matthew Shears – Europe
Oct 2014 – Nov 2016
Rudi Vansnick
Rudi Vansnick (SOI) - NPOC Appointee
July 2015 – July 2016
Monika Zalnieriute
Monika Zalnieriute
Oct 2015 to Dec 2015



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