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Generic Names Supporting Organization Council(GNSO Council)
The council in the GNSO that manages the policy development process relating to generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
For voting purposes, the GNSO Council is divided into two bodies called houses. The members of the Contracted Parties House represent the interests of gTLD registries and gTLD registrars. The members of the Non-Contracted Parties House represent the interests of commercial and noncommercial entities. This structure provides checks and balances so that no single interest group dominates the Council.