GNSO Policy Development Introduction

Last Updated: 18 December 2013

The GNSO is responsible for developing and recommending to the Board substantive policies relating to gTLDs. "The mission of ICANN is to coordinate, at the overall level, the global Internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems." The following section will provide information in how consensus on policy changes are conducted, deliberated, and ultimately approved across the Internet community stakeholders.

  • About Consensus Policy – learn the basics of the GNSO Policy and its scope within the GNSO
  • Policy Development Process – The GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) governs the way in which the GNSO develops policy consistent with the role of the GNSO
  • Working Group Guidelines – The objective of the GNSO Working Group Guidelines is to assist Working Groups to optimize productivity and effectiveness
  • Policy Update Archive – A chronological listing of Policy Updates provided to the community for being informed of policy development activities