NomCom is presently responsible for selecting 8 of fifteen Board Directors, 5 of fifteen Interim ALAC Members, 3 of eighteen ccNSO Council Members and 3 of fifteen GNSO
For a detailed history of the development process, see GNSO Policy Work on New gTLDs, ICANN.
The current ICANN Bylaws require the Board to accept the decisions of both the ccNSO and GNSO under certain conditions, giving rise to the inference that in some circumstances, competing interests do exercise "control" over ICANN.
While heralded as a vast improvement, this change to the GNSO
structure is concerning to many because it is perceived as another step by ICANN that will further advance the interests of domain industry insiders to the detriment of Internet policies that could benefit the rest of us.
recommendations will be the focus of public discussions and input at ICANN's 30th International Public meeting 29 October to 2 November 2007 in Los Angeles.
On request from the GNSO
Council, ICANN staff prepares a preliminary Issues Report setting out policy issues for introduction of IDNs 23 June 2006 PIR Releases Principles for the Foundation of Top Level IDNs 5 October 2006 ICANN Establishes Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) News Feed 11 October 2006 Review and Recommendations for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) 19 October 2006 IDN Laboratory Testing: ICANN has engaged Autonomica AB to develop, conduct and report the results of laboratory testing.
The GAC also recognises the public policy dimensions of the GNSO
policy development process relating to WHOIS data, and is engaged in consultations with its members and with the GNSO
Council on these matters.
TRAVEL * Changes to ICANN's bylaws in support of the new Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the number of GNSO
AfriNIC Application for Recognition as Regional Internet Registry * Corporate Governance Principles and Guidelines * IANA Policy For Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries * The Designation of New Sponsored Top-Level Domains (sTLDs) * Proposed Change to ICANN Bylaws Regarding New ASO MoU * Proposed Change to ICANN Bylaws Regarding Number of GNSO