GNSO Council - 2015

Last Updated: 10 December 2018

The 21 members of the Council govern policy development in the GNSO. Stakeholder Groups appoint 18 of its members. For voting purposes, the Council has two houses, like the US Congress or the British Parliament. The Contracted Parties House holds the Registries and Registrars Stakeholder Groups, while the Non-Contracted Parties House holds the Commercial and Non-Commercial Stakeholder Groups. ICANN's Nominating Committee appoints three Council members, two of which are voting members assigned to each House. The third appointee is an advisor to the Council as a whole. The Council also includes formally appointed but non-voting Liaisons and Observers from other groups within ICANN. This elaborate system provides checks and balances so no single interest group can dominate the Council.

GNSO Structure

ccNSO**


Patrick Myles (SOI) - ccNSO Liaison - AP

GNSO Council
Jonathan Robinson (SOI) Chair - EU (AGM 2015)


Carlos Gutierrez (SOI) - NCA - LAC - (AGM 2015)

ALAC*


Cheryl Langdon-Orr (SOI) - ALAC Liaison - AP

Contracted Party House {6+1}
Volker Greimann (SOI) - Vice-Chair - EU (AGM 2016)


Thomas Rickert (SOI) - EU (AGM 2015)

Non-Contracted Party House {12+1}
David Cake (SOI) - Vice-Chair - APAC (AGM 2016)


Daniel Reed (SOI) - (AGM 2015)

Registries Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registries

  • Jonathan Robinson (SOI) - EU - (AGM 2015)
  • Bret Faussett (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • Donna Austin (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)

Registrars Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registrars

  • James Bladel (SOI) - NA (AGM 2015)
  • Volker Greimann (SOI) - EU (AGM 2016)
  • Yoav Keren (SOI) - AP - AGN 2015)

Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Service Providers

Commercial and Business Users

  • Susan Kawaguchi (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • Gabriella Slak (SOI) - LAC - (AGM 2015)

Intellectual Property Interests

  • Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2015)
  • Heather Forrest (SOI) - AP - (AGM 2016)

Internet Service and Connection Providers

  • Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) - AP - (AGM 2015)
  • Tony Holmes (SOI) - EU - (AGM 2015)

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Non-Commercial Users
  • Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency

  • Marilia Maciel (SOI) - LAC - (AGM 2016)
  • David Cake (SOI) - AP - (AGM 2016)
  • Avri Doria (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2015)
  • Stephanie Perrin (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • Amr Elsadr (SOI) - AF - (AGM 2015)
  • Edward Morris (SOI) - EU - (AGM 2016)

Legend

{} Voting

[] Non-Voting

* Non-Voting Liaison – Counted as a Member

** Observer – Not Counted as a Member

*** The GNSO Council Chair is elected for a one year term

AGM = Annual General Meeting

Regions

  • AF = Africa
  • NA = North America
  • EU = Europe
  • LAC = Latin America/Caribbean
  • AAPAC = Asia/Australia/Pacific