GNSO Council - 2016

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
James Bladel (SOI) Chair - NA - (AGM 2017)


Carlos Gutierrez (SOI) - NCA - LAC - (AGM 2017)

ALAC*


Olivier Crepin-Leblond (SOI) - ALAC Liaison - EU

Contracted Party House {6+1}
Donna Austin (SOI) Vice-Chair - NA (AGM 2016)


Valerie Tan (SOI) - AP (AGM 2017)

Non-Contracted Party House {12+1}
Heather Forrest (SOI) Vice-Chair - AP (AGM 2016)


Julf Helsingius (SOI) - EU (AGM 2017)

Registries Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registries

  • Donna Austin (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • Keith Drazek (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • Rubens Kuhl (SOI) - LAC - (AGM 2017)

Registrars Stakeholder Group {3}

  • Registrars

  • James Bladel (SOI) - NA (AGM 2017)
  • Volker Greimann (SOI) - EU (AGM 2016)
  • Jennifer Standiford (SOI) - NA (AGM 2017)

Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Service Providers

Commercial and Business Users

  • Phil Corwin (SOI) - NA (AGM 2017)
  • Susan Kawaguchi (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)

Intellectual Property Interests

  • Heather Forrest (SOI) - AP (AGM 2016)
  • Paul McGrady (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2017)

Internet Service and Connection Providers

  • Wolf-Ulrich Knoben (SOI) - EU - AGM 2017
  • Tony Harris (SOI) - LAC - (AGM 2017)

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group {6}

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

  • Amr Elsadr (SOI) - AF - (AGM 2017)
  • Marilia Maciel (SOI) - LAC - (AGM 2016)
  • Edward Morris (SOI) - EU - (AGM 2016)
  • Stephanie Perrin (SOI) - NA - (AGM 2016)
  • David Cake (SOI) - AP - (AGM 2016)
  • Stefania Milan (SOI) - EU - (AGM 2017)

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