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DNSO''' is the abbreviation for the ''' Domain Name Supporting Organization''' , one of the three [[ICANN]] [[SO|supporting organizations]] called for under the ICANN by-laws. It has now been succeeded by the Generic Names Supporting Organization ([[GNSO]]).<ref>[http://www.apricot.net/apricot99/dnso/cfp-singapore.html apricot.net]</ref> The DNSO advised the ICANN Board about handling issues related to the Domain Name System ([[DNS]]). Its primary agenda was to discuss how and when to expand the Internet by adding new [[TLD]]s beyond [[.com]].<ref name="link2">[http://www.media-visions.com/icann-dnso.htm#Responsibilities media-visions.com]</ref>
== Structure ==
== DNSO Process ==
# The DNSO
serves in an advisory role to the [[ICANN Board]] and provides the Board with substantive policies related to the [[DNS]].
# The recommendations provided to the ICANN Board by the DNSO first needed to build a consensus before being submitted to the Board.
# All the recommendations made by the DNSO to the Board
are made open to all Supporting Organizations ([[SO]]s) so that they can comment.
The ICANN Board accepts the recommendations of the DNSO only if it thinks that:
* The Board would not adopt any recommendation by the DNSO unless the votes, excluding those of the DNSO-selected Directors, are in favor of adoption by the Board
* If the Board is not satisfied with a recommendation then it can return it to the DNSO for further consideration, citing the reasons for its declination. If the DNSO still fails to make the policy acceptable, then the ICANN Board may initiate, modify or amend and then approve the recommendation.<ref name="link2">[http://www.media-visions.com/icann-dnso.htm#Responsibilities media-visions.com]</ref>
== References ==