GNSO Council

Last Updated: 19 December 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**


Patrick Myles (SOI) – ccNSO liaison  –  AAPAC

GNSO Council
Jonathan Robinson (SOI) – Chair – EU {22 Members – 20 Votes} (1 NCA)


Jennifer Wolfe (SOI) – NCA – NA (AGM 2014)

ALAC*


Alan Greenberg (SOI) – ALAC Liaison – NA

Contracted Party House {6+1}
Volker Greimann (SOI) Vice-Chair - EU
(AGM 2014)


Thomas Rickert (SOI) – Voting NCA – EU
(AGM 2015)

Non-Contracted Party House {12+1}
David Cake (SOI) Vice Chair - AAPC
(AGM 2014)


Daniel Reed (SOI) - Voting NCA - NA
(AGM 2015)

Registries Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registries

  • Bret Fausett (SOI) - NA (AGM 2014)
  • Jonathan Robinson (SOI) – EU (AGM 2015)
  • Ching Chiao (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2014)

Registrars Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registrars

  • Volker Greimann (SOI) – EU (AGM 2014)
  • Yoav Keren (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2015)
  • James Bladel (SOI) - NA (AGM 2015)

Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Service Providers

Commercial and Business Users

  • Gabriela Szlak (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2015)
  • John Berard (SOI) – NA (AGM 2014)

Intellectual Property Interests

  • Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) – NA (AGM 2015)
  • Petter Rindforth (SOI) – EU (AGM 2014)

Internet Service and Connection Providers

  • Mikey O'Connor (SOI) NA (AGM 2015)
  • Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2013)

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

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

  • David Cake (SOI) – AAPAC (AGM 2014)
  • Maria Farrell (SOI) – EU (AGM 2014)
  • Avri Doria (SOI) – NA (AGM 2015)
  • Magaly Pazello (SOI) – LAC (AGM 2014)
  • Amr Elsadr (SOI) – AF - (AGM 2015)
  • Klaus Stoll (SOI) – EU (AGM 2015)

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