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Policy Development Process (PDP) Retirement Working Group

Documents, meeting recordings, and additional information of the Committee can be found on its Wiki Page

Interim Paper

Proposed Policy for the Retirement of ccTLDs – Interim Paper


Charter Working Group Retirement of ccTLDs

The goal of the working group (WG) is to report on and recommend a policy for the retirement of the delegated Top Level Domains associated with the country codes assigned to countries and territories listed in the ISO 3166-1 within the framework of the ccNSO Policy Development Process.

The WG is open to members who are representatives of ccTLDs, participants from other stakeholder groups, observers and experts.


  • Stephen Deerhake, Chair
  • Dr. Eberhard W Lisse (Vice-Chair)
  • Tom Barrett
  • Moses Boswinkel
  • Martin Boyle
  • Brent Carey
  • Sean Copeland
  • Wafa Dahmani
  • Danko Jevtović
  • Peter Koch
  • Annebeth Lange
  • Allan MacGillivray
  • Ann-Cathrin Marcussen
  • Garth Miller
  • Alyssa Moore
  • Abibu Ntahigiye
  • Barrack Otieno
  • Patricio Poblete
  • Barbara Povše
  • Teddy Affan Purwadi
  • Nigel Roberts
  • Mirjana Tasić
  • Svitlana Tkachenko
  • Peter Van Roste
  • Nick Wenban-Smith


  • Theo Geurts
  • Olévié Kouami
  • Marita Moll
  • Michele Neylon
  • Nenad Orlić
  • Rasheed Tamton
  • Liz Williams

Experts and Observers

  • Jaap Akkerhuis
  • Kim Davies
  • Elise Gerich
  • Naela Sarras

Staff Support

  • Bart Boswinkel
  • Joke Braeken
  • Kim Carlson

Background Material

Relevant Links:

Revised PDP Issue Report (includes Council resolution and revised timeline):

15 March 2017 Council Resolution to initiate the ccPDP:

DRDWG Final report retirement of ccTLDs March 2011:


RFC 1591:

ISO 3166 Online Browsing Platform:

ISO 3166 Country codes