Generic Names Supporting Organization

  • 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.

  • Register for the Pre-ICANN62 GNSO Policy Webinar

    Participate in the Pre-ICANN62 GNSO Policy Webinar to enhance your preparation for ICANN62 and engagement in the GNSO's policy development activities.

  • Policy Development Process 3.0

    GNSO Council Leadership talk about the challenges facing Policy Development Processes and potential improvements proposed by the community during ICANN61

  • The GNSO's New Motto: Be prepared!

    Read the blog from GNSO Chair Heather Forest to learn about the GNSO Council pilot Strategic Planning Session, as well as priorities for 2018!

  • 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.

  • 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'.


Date Meeting Time
20 June New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Sub Team – Track 5 - Geographic Names at the Top Level 14:00 UTC
20 June Review of All Rights Protection PDP Working Group 17:00 UTC
20 June Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Sub Team for Data 17:00 UTC
21 June GNSO Review Working Group 13:00 UTC
21 June CCWG New gTLD Auction Proceeds 14:00 UTC
27 June GNSO Council Public Meeting 13:00 local time
9 July Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 19 July  
19 July GNSO Council Meeting 12:00 UTC
6 August Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 16 August