Consensus Policies

Last Updated: 16 November 2015


This page provides a description of all consensus policies recommended by the GNSO and adopted by the GNSO Council. ICANN's agreements with accredited registrars and with gTLD registry operators require compliance with various specifically stated procedures and also with "consensus policies." Sponsors and registry operators of sponsored TLDs may be required to comply with consensus policies in some instances. Consensus Policies can only be adopted via the Policy Development Process.

Current Activities that may affect Policy:

Approved Consensus Policies:

The following policies are specifically identified as having been adopted as consensus policies by the ICANN Board of Directors as of the dates shown below.

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