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Commercial Stakeholder Group

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Mission & Principles

The mission of the Commercial Stakeholders Group, hereafter "the CSG" is to ensure that:

  • The CSG represents the views of commercial Internet users and relevant sectors of' the ICT industry, including, large and small business entities, business organizations, Internet connectivity providers, intellectual property owners and intellectual property organizations;
  • ICANN policy and ICANN contracts are consistent with the development of an Internet that is a safe place for business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions and communications and is based on high levels of business, user and consumer confidence, including policies that mitigate against undue threats and risks; protect intellectual property; support the stability and resiliency of the Internet, as affected by ICANN's actions in its coordination of the unique identifiers.

Membership to the CSG is coordinated through membership with one of its Constituencies. Please see the Constituency page for more details.


CSG Executive Committee

  • Marie Pattullo

    Marie Pattullo (SOI) – /BC

  • Lori Schulman

    Lori Schulman (SOI) / IPC

  • Philippe Fouquart

    Philippe Fouquart (SOI) / ISPCP

  • Mason Cole

    Mason Cole (SOI) /
    BC - Alternate

  • John McElwaine

    John McElwaine (SOI) – ICP Alternate

  • Susan Mohr

    Susan Mohr (SOI) / ISPCP – Alternate

GNSO Council Representatives

  • Mark Datysgeld

    Mark Datysgeld (SOI) – Latin AC / AGM 2022 – AGM 2024

  • Lawrence Olawale-Roberts

    Lawrence Olawale-Roberts (SOI) – Africa / AGM 2023 – AGM 2025

  • Damon Ashcraft

    Damon Ashcraft (SOI) – North America / AGM 2023 – AGM 2025

  • Susan Payne

    Susan Payne (SOI) – Europe / AGM 2022 – AGM 2024

  • Thomas Rickert

    Thomas Rickert (SOI) – Europe / AGM 2023 – AGM 2025

  • Osvaldo Novoa

    Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) – Latin AC / AGM 2022-AGM 2024



Web Presence:

  • Not yet defined

Mailing List (CSG Excomm only, not Councilors)