The Registrar Stakeholder Group elects three GNSO representatives and one Nominating Committee member.
The GNSO is ICANN’s policy-making body for generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). It has a bicameral structure, with one house for those parties that have a direct contract with ICANN and the other house for those that do not. The Registrar Stakeholder Group is one of two in the Contracted Parties House. There are also two Stakeholder Groups in the Non-Contracted Parties House. The Registrar Stakeholder Group has three seats on the GNSO Council. These are filled by a representative from one of the five geographic regions: Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America/ Caribbean, and North America. These representatives are elected to represent the Registrar Stakeholder Group on the GNSO Council. Learn more about the GNSO HERE.
The Nominating Committee (NomCom) member is responsible for selecting individuals to serve in key leadership positions within the ICANN structure. Although the Registrar Stakeholder Group elects a member of the Nominating Committee, that member is not accountable to the Stakeholder Group but IS responsible for adherence to the Bylaws and compliance with the rules and procedures established the NomCom. Learn more about the NomCom HERE.