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.

SOPC Charter, adopted August 2022

Wiki work space SOP WG


  • Andreas Musielak, .de (Chair)
  • Irina Danelia, .ru (Vice-Chair)
  • Abdalmonem Galia
  • Adam Eisner, .ca
  • Atsushi Endo, .jp
  • Barbara Povse, .si
  • Barrack Otieno, AFTLD
  • Biyi Oladipo, .ng
  • David McAuley, .cc
  • Eleanor Bradley
  • Laundry Kouaido Assi, .ci
  • Leonid Todorov, APTLD
  • Madison Wang, .cn
  • Nicholas Lisse, .na
  • Olga Cavalli
  • Pablo Rodriguez, .pr
  • Rosemary Sinclair, .au
  • Sean Copeland, .vi
  • Stephen Deerhake, .as
  • Jordan Carter (Observer)
  • Katrina Sataki (Observer)

Support Staff:

  • Bart Boswinkel
  • Kim Carlson
  • Joke Braeken


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