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Commercial Stakeholder Group – 2012

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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.

CSG Charter:

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


CSG Executive Committee

Elisa Cooper

Elisa Cooper (SOI) / BC

Kristina Rosette

Kristina Rosette (SOI) / IPC

Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes (SOI) / ISPCP

Marilyn Cade

Marilyn Cade (SOI) / BC – Alternate

J. Scott Evans

J. Scott Evans (SOI) / IPC – Alternate

Jaime Wagner

Jaime Wagner (SOI) / ISPCP – Alternate


GNSO Council Representatives

Zahid Jamil

Zahid Jamil (SOI) – BC / AsiaPacific / October 2009 – October 2012

John Berard

John Berard (SOI) – BC / North America / December 2010 – November 2012

Brian Winterfeldt

Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) – IPC / North America / October 2011 – November 2013

David Taylor

David Taylor (SOI) – IPC / Europe / October 2010 – October 2012

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben (SOI) – ISPCP / Europe / October 2009 – November 2013

Osvaldo Novoa

Osvaldo Novoa (SOI) – ISPCP / Latin AC / October 2011 – November 2013



Web Presence:

  • Not yet defined

Mailing List:

  • TBD