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A Talk with the New and Former Chairs of the GNSO

Watch the interview of Heather Forrest, the GNSO Chair, and James Bladel, former GNSO Chair. Bladel reflects on his experiences, and Forrest talks about the future goals and focus on the GNSO.

New GNSO Policy Briefing Published

The GNSO Policy Briefing is produced by ICANN's Policy staff supporting the GNSO. It is drafted specifically in preparation for ICANN meetings to provide the Community with concise background information on all relevant GNSO policy efforts.

Recapping GNSO Activities at ICANN60 and Looking Ahead to ICANN61

The leadership of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council detailing the progress made at ICANN60, as well as the priorities leading up to ICANN61.

New Policy Development Process Updates Published

The Policy Development Process (PDP) Updates provides handy one-page overviews of all the GNSO’s PDPs that are currently underway. You can download individual updates or a collated version of all updates.

Curative Rights: Proposed Final Recommendations

Philip Corwin and Petter Rindforth, Co-Chairs of the PDP WG on the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms, preview the proposed final recommendations of the WG and explain how the PDP addresses policy concerns raised by the GAC.

Enroll for Free in New GNSO Online Course

As part of the ICANN Learn platform, a new GNSO course is now available. The course is aimed mostly at newcomers but also serves veterans to refresh their knowledge. Topics covered include: 'The GNSO Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies', the GNSO's Policy Development Process, and 'How to keep up-to-date with the GNSO'.

New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Work Track 1 Update

Christa Taylor and Sara Bockey, Co-Leads of the PDP Working Group on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Work Track 1, reflect on the discussions at ICANN60 on Applicant Support and other pertinent topics related to the overall new gTLD application process. Watch more GNSO video interviews by visiting the ICANN YouTube Channel.

Last Updated: 23 July 2014