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  • Keep Up with EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data


    Learn about the various communication channels and platforms for the ICANN community to follow the progress of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) Team on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data.


  • Participate Now in the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey


    The Sunrise and Trademark Claims survey is now available for individuals interested in sharing their feedback about these Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs). Registries, registrars, trademark owners/representatives, and actual/potential registrants are welcome to participate! The survey launches today and will run until Friday, 28 September 2018.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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'.

Calendar

Date Meeting Time
24 September New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group 20:00 UTC
26 September Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in all gTLDs PDP Working Group 12:00 UTC
27 September GNSO Council Meeting 04:00 UTC
02 October EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 13:00 UTC
3 October New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Sub Team - Track 5 - Geographic Names at the Top Level 20:00 UTC
04 October EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 13:00 UTC
04 October CCWG New gTLD Auction Proceeds 15:00 UTC
09 October EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 13:00 UTC
11 October EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 13:00 UTC
14 October Motions and Documents Due for GNSO Council Meeting 24 October