Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Review


As specified in the Article IX of the Bylaws, the ccNSO is responsible for developing global policies for country-code top-level domains, promoting consensus within the ccNSO community and coordinating with other Supporting Organizations, committees and constituencies.

Status: Implementation

September 2013 The ccNSO updates its implementation plan [PDF, 170 KB] to reflect the implementation of final recommendations.
July 2011 The ccNSO updates its implementation project [PDF, 520 KB] to reflect additional recommendations implemented in Singapore.
June 2011 Singapore Meeting – The Board requests ICANN's CEO to direct Staff to proceed with implementation in accordance with the implementation plan ccNSO Improvements Implementation Project Plan [PDF, 519 KB].
March 2011 Silicon Valley Meeting – The Board receives the final report of the ccNSO review and dissolves the review Working Group. The Board directs the Structural Improvements Committee to present a set of suggested actions for approval at the 24 June 2011 Board meeting.
March 2011

In consideration of the response and following WG discussion, the ccNSO Review WG has updated details in line with the comments, while keeping the report's overall conclusions unchanged, and now releases the final WG review report [PDF, 296 KB]. This report is published pending Board consideration.

[PDF, 867 KB] العربية Français [PDF, 1.65 MB] Español [PDF, 1.03 MB] Русский [PDF, 1.14 MB] 中文 [PDF, 714 KB]
November 2010

The ccNSO Review WG now releases its draft final report [PDF, 787 KB] for public comments. The report will be finalized for Board action after closure of the public consultation phase. Comments will be received until 15 January 2011.

[PDF, 204 KB] العربية Français [PDF, 158 KB] Español [PDF, 151 KB] Русский [PDF, 296 KB] 中文 [PDF, 217 KB]
July 2010 The questions raised during the exchange at ICANN's 38 meeting indicated that the initial timeline allocated for the public comment process would not provide the ccTLDs with sufficient time to submit their written responses to the report. In light of this request for additional time, the WG Members unanimously decides to extend the public comment period to 15 September 2010.
June 2010

At the Brussels meeting, ITEMS International presents its conclusions and recommendations to the community in its Final Report (English [PDF, 5.04 MB]).

[PDF, 4.60 MB] العربية Español [PDF, 4.79 MB] Français [PDF, 4.37 MB] Русский [PDF, 5.04 MB] 中文 [PDF, 7.09 MB]

The report is published for public comment.

The ccNSO requested that ITEMS International release an addendum (English [PDF, 648 KB]) to its report which would extensively disclose all results of the survey/interviews.

January 2009 ITEMS International provides a snapshot [PDF, 164 KB] overview of the survey results.
November – December 2009 The appointed consulting firm - ITEMS International – releases a survey online so as to gather input from informed stakeholders on the key issues inherent to the review.

Following recommendations from the Structural Improvement Committee, the ICANN Board appoints the following individuals to serve on the ccNSO Review Working Group:

  • Vittorio Bertola;
  • Demi Getschko;
  • Ram Mohan;
  • Alejandro Pisanty; and
  • Jean-Jacques Subrenat (Chair).
August 2009 A Request for Proposals [PDF, 172 KB] (RfP) is issued and questions raised during the bidding phase answered.

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