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.

  • EPDP Team Makes Key Progress in Phase 2 Work

    The EPDP Team has made crucial progress towards its development of a System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) to non-public gTLD registration data, the centerpiece of its Phase 2 work. Read the blog by the EPDP Team Chair Janis Karklins to learn more.

  • PDP 3.0 and ICANN Multistakeholder Model Evolution

    Rafik Dammak, GNSO Council Vice Chair, talks about how the PDP 3.0 initiative, which focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of GNSO policy development processes, connects with the project of evolving ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance.

  • 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
22 October New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group 03:00 UTC
22 October GNSO EPDP – Phase 2 meeting 14:00 UTC
23 October CCWG New gTLD Auction Proceeds 14:00 UTC
23 October Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in all gTLDS PDP WG 17:00 UTC
24 October GNSO Council Meeting 12:00 UTC
24 October GNSO EPDP – Phase 2 meeting 14:00 UTC
24 October New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group 20:00 UTC
27 October Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 6 November
29 October GNSO EPDP – Phase 2 meeting 14:00 UTC
30 October RySG Bi-Weekly 15:00 UTC