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Last Updated: 22 May 2012

What's New:

May Policy Update

Agenda for the GNSO Council Meeting 10 May 2012

April Policy Update

Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings Charter - GNSO Council Background Briefing

Final GNSO Issue Report on the Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments

'Thick' Whois Final Issue Report - GNSO Council Background Briefing

March Policy Update

Public Comment: Proposal to Protect International Red Cross and International Olympic Committee Names at the Top Level in New gTLDs

ICANN and Registrar Negotiation Team Post Summary of RAA Negotiations

Call for comments - Draft Advice Letter on Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process - Recommendation 8 Concerning Standardizing and Clarifying WHOIS Status Messages
Comment Period Opens on 21 February 2012

Final Issue Report on Thick Whois 2 February 2012

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process - Recommendation 9, Part 2 Concerning a New Provision to Lock and Unlock Domain Names

Call for Volunteers for Drafting Team to Develop Charter for PDP on the Requirement to Lock a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings

Preliminary GNSO Issue Report on the Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments

RAA Negotiations Community WIKI

Report of Public Comments on the UDRP Preliminary Issue Report

Nine Recommendations to Improve the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) IRTP Part B WG Submits Final Report - 30 May 2011
Final Report on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy - Part B Policy Development Process

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The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) of ICANN is the successor to the responsibilities of the Domain Name Supporting Organization that relate to the generic top-level domains. ICANN's by-laws outline three supporting organizations, of which the GNSO belongs. The SOs help to promote the development of Internet policy and encourage diverse and international participation in the technical management of the Internet. Each SO names two Directors to the ICANN Board.