Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Review

Background

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) is a policy-development body which is responsible for developing and recommending to the ICANN Board substantive policies relating to generic top-level domains.

Status: Assessment Phase – Please refer to the GNSO Improvements Implementation Dashboard and GNSO Improvements Implementation Timeline for the status of these efforts

2010 The process of implementing these recommendations is presently ongoing, and a public web portal has been created as a central resource for documents related to the GNSO improvements program. Please refer to the GNSO Improvements Implementation Dashboard (http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/status-en.htm) and GNSO Improvements Implementation Timeline (http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/timeline-en.htm) for the status of these efforts
June 2008 The independent review of the GNSO completed, the Board adopts a set of improvement recommendations. Further information on the steps to completion may be found at: https://st.icann.org/gnso_transition/index.cgi?gnso_improvements
2006 Review process of the GNSO is launched.

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