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| keypeople      = [[Byron Holland]], Chair<br>[[Keith Davidson]], VIce-Chair<br>[[Giovanni Seppia]], Rep to [[NomCom]]<br>[[Bart Boswinkel]], Support and Adviser<br> [[Kristina Nordström]], Secretariat<br> [[Gabriella Schittek]], Contact and Coordination
'''ccNSO''' is the acronym for '''Country Code Names Supporting Organization''', which is an advisory body within [[ICANN]] created by and for [[ccTLD]] managers. The ccNSO is a consortium of working groups and the ccNSO Council, and it works in conjunction with other supporting organizations and bodies within ICANN.
As of August 2013, the ccNSO has 138 members, with Rwanda (.rw) being the latest to join.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/resources/policy/update/update-aug13-en.htm#3 Update Aug 13, ICANN.org] Published Aug 14, Retrieved Aug 14th</ref>
One of the biggest complaints with the structuring of ICANN's [[DNSO]] came from [[ccTLD]] registry operators, who felt that the [[SO|supporting organization]] was mainly concerned with gTLDs and that they needed their own separate organization. On October, 29, 2002, the country code managers emphasized their dissatisfaction by withdrawing completely from the DNSO.<ref>[http://www.ccwhois.org/elections/ Elections, ccWHois.org]</ref> This action prompted and expedited the replacement of the DNSO with the [[GNSO]], which was created in December, 2002. Work began on creating the [[Country Code Names Supporting Organization]] (ccNSO) in September, 2002, culminating in the creation of the ccNSO at [[ICANN Montreal]] in June, 2003.<ref>[http://law.bepress.com/context/uiuclwps/article/1097/viewcontent Law.Bepress.com]</ref>
The ccNSO is the forum for global discussions and debates regarding issues related to ccTLDs.
In order to nurture consensus, the ccNSO also offers a platform for technical cooperation and development of practical skills for [[ccTLD]] managers. The best practices among ccTLD managers are  shared within Working Group forums for improved development and cooperation. They also then share their recommendations with the [[ICANN Board]].<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/about CcNSO General Information]</ref>
During the last few years of activity, the ccNSO has mainly focused and worked on the development of fast track [[ccTLD]] introduction in conjunction with [[IDN]]s, as well as the implementation of ccTLD changes according to [[ICANN]]'s bylaws.<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/about CcNSO focus]</ref>
===ccNSO Membership===
In order to become a ccNSO member an application must be filled out; however, there are no fees or costs incurred by becoming a ccNSO member. Joining the ccNSO is easy but is limited to to ccTLD Managers, as per the [[ICANN Bylaws#Article 9: Country-Code Names Supporting Organization|ICANN Bylaws Article IX]]).<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/ccnso/applications CcNSO Membership Application]</ref>
The following rules apply:
# Membership of the ccNSO is open for all ccTLD managers responsible for managing an ISO 3166 country-code top-level domain;<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/about CcNSO Membership]</ref>
# Any organization managing an IDN ccTLD is eligible for ccNSO membership;
# Multiple memberships are not given to entities that work with synchronized ccTLDS.<ref>[http://aptld.org/file/2010oct/112c_Hiro_IDNatAPTLD.pdf CcNSO Membership Questions]</ref>
===ccNSO Responsibilities===
Besides supplying and providing a platform for technical cooperation and a forum for ccTLD related problems and issues, the ccNSO has other responsibilities, such as:
* Advising the [[ICANN Board]] on global policies related to ccTLD issues.
* Policy development through the ccNSO Council.
* Cooperate with ccTLD managers and stakeholders of ICANN;
* Organize effective working groups.
==ccNSO Council==
The ccNSO is overseen by its council, which is in charge of coordinating the functions of the larger group and managing its policy recommendations. The councillors lead many ccNSO discussions and aim to develop official community positions for their board recommendations. Between the 3 ICANN conferences the council makes a point of meeting via conference calls.
There are 3 councillors per global region, and also 3 councillors chosen by ICANN's [[NomCom]]. A term on the Council lasts three years, and the election cycle is staggered so that each year there are a total of 18 councillors representing 5 regions. The additional 3 chosen by the NomCom are chosen to represent a business perspective from outside the ccTLD community. All councillors are able to be re-appointed following the conclusion of their term.<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/council-role.htm ccNSO.ICANN.org]</ref>
Current councillors include:<ref>[http://ccnso.icann.org/council-members.htm ccNSO.ICANN.org]</ref>
* [[Vika Mpisane]] (Term ends March 2015)
* [[Abibu Ntahigiye]] (Term ends March 2016)
* [[Souleymane Oumtanaga]] (Term ends March 2014)
'''Asia Pacific'''
* [[Young Eum Lee]] (Term ends March 2015)
* [[Keith Davidson]] (Term ends March 2016) ('''Vice Chair''')
* [[Hirofumi Hotta]] (Term ends March 2014)
* [[Katrina Sataki]] (Term ends March 2015)
* [[Lesley Cowley]] (Term ends March 2016)
* [[Roelof Meijer]] (Term ends March 2014)
'''Latin America'''
* [[Margarita Valdes]] (Term ends March 2015)
* [[Demi Getschko]] (Term ends March 2016)
* [[Victor Abboud]] (Term ends March 2014)
'''North America'''
* [[Byron Holland]] (Term ends March 2015) ('''Chair''')
* [[Becky Burr]] (Term ends March 2016)
* [[Dotty Sparks de Blanc]] (Term ends March 2014)
'''Nominating Committee Appointees'''
* [[Mary Wong]] (Term ends at [[Annual Meeting]], 2015)
* [[Hong Xue]] (Term ends at [[Annual Meeting]], 2014)
* [[Sokol Haxhiu]] (Term ends at [[Annual Meeting]], 2013)
The ccNSO also contributes one member to [[ICANN]]'s NomCom, this position is currently held by [[Giovanni Seppia]].<ref>[http://nomcom.icann.org/members-2011.htm NomCom.ICANN.org]</ref>
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[[Category: ICANN Bodies]]

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