Contracted Parties House
A body within the Generic Names Supporting Organization Council that represents the interests of generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and gTLD registrars. The Contracted Parties House consists of representatives from the Registry Stakeholder Group, the Registrar Stakeholder Group, and one member appointed by the ICANN Nominating Committee.
Contractual Compliance Audit Program
Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries(CENTR)
A nonprofit association of country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries in the European region. CENTR provides a forum where its members can discuss policy issues affecting ccTLD registries in their region. The association also serves as a channel of communication between its membership and Internet governance bodies such as ICANN.
Country Code Names Supporting Organization(ccNSO)
One of three Supporting Organizations in the ICANN community. The ccNSO develops a limited set of policies relating to country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Its membership consists of ccTLD managers. The ccNSO works together with the various ICANN constituencies and stakeholders on matters of common interest.
country code top-level domain(ccTLD)
ccTLDs can base their names on the two-letter country codes defined by the ISO 3166-1 standard (e.g., .jp for Japan, .fr for France, .ke for Kenya), or they can represent a country or territory name in a script other than US-ASCII characters.
cross-community working group(CCWG)
A mechanism that allows any number of Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) to work together to address an issue of common interest that does not fall within the scope of a single SO or AC.
Customer Standing Committee(CSC)
A body that provides oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) naming services provided by Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). The CSC and PTI meet monthly to review performance data and address any areas of concern.
The CSC includes members from the country code top-level domain and generic top-level domain registry operators and liaisons from various Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and stakeholder groups in ICANN (the liaisons).
A form of misuse in which a party intentionally registers a domain name that coincides with a commercial trademark or the name of a well-known person. After acquiring the domain name, the cybersquatter usually offers to sell the name to the legitimate owner at an inflated price.