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GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP)

Last Updated:
26 October 2021

The GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) governs the way in which the GNSO develops policy consistent with the role of the GNSO as outlined in Article XI of the ICANN Bylaws.

GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) | Summarized

The rules for the GNSO PDP are outlined in Annex A of the ICANN Bylaws and the PDP Manual. The graphics shown below illustrate the different steps of the PDP:

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To view the following diagrams with zoom capability, please view the PDF file of the Policy Development Process

General Overview:

General Overview

Issue Identification:

Issue Identification

Issue Scoping:

Issue Scoping

Initiation:

Issue Report

Working Group:

Working Group

Council Deliberation:

Council Deliberation

Board Vote:

Board Vote

Implementation:

Implementation