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Amended bylaws are now effective

09 June 2022

On 2 June 2022, the most recent version of the ICANN Bylaws was published. Consequently, amendments to Article 10, on the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), and Annex B, on the ccNSO Policy Development Process, became effective. The amendments were needed to enable interested Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) Managers to become members of the ccNSO.

Highlights of the amended Bylaws:

  • Adjustment of membership qualifications (section 10.4 (a))
  • Designation of Representative and Emissary (section 10.4 (e))
  • Details on the role of the Representative and Emissary respectively (Section 10.4 and Annex B)

This amendment of the ICANN Bylaws concludes a process that started in 2007 with the second ccNSO Policy Development Process. Among others, ccPDP2 was tasked with proposing changes the ccNSO-related parts of the ICANN Bylaws to allow inclusion of IDN ccTLD Managers in the ccNSO.