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ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Standing Committee (formerly SOPWG)

The Strategic and Operational Working Group (SOPWG) was created at the Cairo ICANN meeting in November 2008. In November 2017 it was renamed the Strategic and Operational Standing Committee (SOPC) to reflect its permanent nature. The aim of the Committee is to coordinate, facilitate, and increase the participation of ccTLD managers in ICANN and PTI's strategic and operational planning processes and related budgetary processes. The ccNSO Council and individual ccTLD managers, collectively or individually, will be invited to support the position or input of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is open to all ccTLD managers (whether members or non-members of the ccNSO). The Committee may submit a relevant Rejection Action Petition against the ICANN and IANA budgets, as well as their Strategic and operating Plans as defined in the ICANN Bylaws, Annex D, section 2.1 (f), (g), (h) and (i) to the ccNSO as Decisional Participant.

SOP Standing Committee (SOPC) Charter, adopted June 2020

Wiki work space SOP WG

Working Group Members

  • Andreas Musielak, .de (Chair)
  • Irina Danelia, .ru (Vice-Chair)
  • Sean Copeland, .vi
  • Stephen Deerhake, .as
  • Sean Copeland (.vi)
  • Stephen Deerhake
  • Philip Du Bois, .be
  • Atsushi Endo, .jp
  • Dmitry Kohmanyuk, .ua
  • Landry Kouadio Assi, .ci
  • Nicholas Lisse, .na
  • David McAuley, .cc
  • Roelof Meijer, .nl
  • Biyi Oladipo, .ng
  • Abdalla Omari, .ke
  • Barrack Otieno, AfTLD
  • Barbara Povše, .si
  • Pablo Rodriguez, .pr
  • James Shady, .au
  • Leonid Todorov, APTLD
  • Mary Uduma, .ng
  • Michael Vassilakis, .gr
  • Madison Wang, .cn

Support Staff

  • Bart Boswinkel
  • Joke Braeken
  • Kimberly Carlson


  • Jordan Carter, .au
  • Katrina Sataki


For a full list of SOP Working Group-related documents, please go the SOP WG Wiki Workspace


Meeting Notes

Mp3 recordings of the Working Group meetings can be found at

Charter Archives

SOP Standing Committee (SOPC) Charter, adopted on 1 November 2017

SOP Working Group Charter, adopted on 17 August 2010

Former SOP Working Group Charter