• What are
    Governance
    Councils?

    Governance Councils owe their existence to Internet expansion efforts that began years ago. In 2005, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began studying whether to introduce new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Until this point, top-level domains on the Internet were relatively few, but this process, if adopted, would be a revolutionary ... more »

  • What do
    Governance
    Councils do?

    In order to preserve the integrity and independence of each Governance Council, each Governance Council Board of Directors shall operate under a self-governance model. Supported by an independent management company, which exists to facilitate meetings and provide assistance, the Board remains free to conduct itself as it sees fit, subject to its bylaws ... more »

  • How can
    I get
    involved?

    There is a Governance Council being established for each of the gTLDs with which we are associated. Accordingly, it is most important that an interested individual first identifies which TLD s/he wishes to represent. With this decision made, an individual needs to represent that TLD’s homepage, submit the requested information, agree to the terms & conditions and participate ... more »