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.

  • Call for Expression of Interest for GNSO Representatives – ATRT3

    The GNSO is seeking representatives to serve as volunteers on the third review of ICANN Accountability and Transparency (ATRT3) beginning in January 2019. Apply no later than Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 23:59 UTC.

  • EPDP Team Makes Important Progress During Los Angeles Meeting

    From 24-26 September, the Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team held a productive, face-to-face meeting in Los Angeles. The significant progress made will provide a solid foundation for preparing the EPDP Team Initial Report, which is expected to be published for public comment shortly after ICANN63.

  • GNSO Council Leadership Discuss the Policy Forum and GDPR

    The GNSO Council Leadership talk about the GNSO's work at ICANN62 relating to European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the GNSO Council did not vote on the Initiation Request and Charter for an Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) to respond to the Temporary Specification adopted by the ICANN Board, the progress made was cause for optimism. The GNSO Council has also agreed to an aggressive timeline to complete this work. The Call for Expressions of Interest for Chair of the EPDP will close on 13 July 14:00 UTC.

  • 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
16 October EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 13:00 UTC
24 October GNSO Council Public Meeting 13:00 local time
19 November Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 29 November  
29 November GNSO Council Meeting 12:00 UTC
10 December Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 20 December  
20 December GNSO Council Meeting 21:00 UTC