GNSO Council - 2012

Last Updated: 25 April 2013

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.

ccNSO**


Han Chuan Lee – ccNSO Observer – AAPAC

GNSO Council
Stephane van Gelder (SOI) – Chair – EU
{22 Members – 20 Votes}
(1 NCA)


Carlos Dionisio Aguirre (SOI) – NCA – LAC (AGM 2012)

ALAC*


Alan Greenberg (SOI) – ALAC Liaison – NA

Contracted Party House {6+1}
Jeff Neuman (SOI) – Vice-Chair – NA
(AGM 2012)


Thomas Rickert (SOI) – Voting NCA – EU
(AGM 2013)

Non-Contracted Party House {12+1}
Wolf-Ulrich Knoben (SOI) Vice Chair – EU
(AGM 2013)


Lanre Ajayi (SOI) – Voting NCA – AF
(AGM 2013)

Registries Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registries

  • Jeff Neuman (SOI) – NA (AGM 2012)
  • Jonathan Robinson (SOI) – EU (AGM 2013)
  • Ching Chiao (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2012)

Registrars Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registrars

  • Stéphane van Gelder (SOI) – EU (AGM 2012)
  • Yoav Keren (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2013)
  • Mason Cole (SOI) – NA (AGM 2013)

Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Service Providers

Commercial and Business Users

  • Zahid Jamil (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2013)
  • John Berard (SOI) – NA (AGM 2012)

Intellectual Property Interests

  • Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) – NA (AGM 2013)
  • David Taylor (SOI) – EU (AGM 2012)

Internet Service and Connection Providers

  • Wolf-Ulrich Knoben (SOI) Vice Chair – EU (AGM 2013)
  • Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2013)

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

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

  • Rafik Dammak (SOI) – AF (AGM 2013)
  • William Drake (SOI) – EU (AGM 2012)
  • Joy Liddicoat (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2013)
  • Wendy Seltzer (SOI) – NA (AGM 2013)
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter (SOI) – EU (AGM 2013)
  • Mary Wong (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2012)

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