gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Executive Committee


Samantha Demetriou



Beth Bacon

Vice Chair - Policy

Public Interest Registry

Craig Schwartz

Vice Chair - Administration

fTLD Registry Services LLC

Jonathan Robinson



Sue Schuler



Donna Austin
Chair Emeritus
GNSO Council Representatives

Sebastien Ducos

GNSO Councilor

Asia Pacific

Kurt Pritz

GNSO Councilor

North America

Maxim Alzoba

GNSO Councilor


Nominating Committee Representative

Paul Diaz

Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Background & Mission Statement:


The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group Corp. (RySG) is a recognized entity within the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) formed according to Article X, Section 5 (September 2009) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Bylaws.


The primary role of the RySG is to represent the interests of gTLD registry operators (or sponsors in the case of sponsored gTLDs) ("Registries") (i) that are currently under contract with ICANN to provide gTLD registry services in support of one or more gTLDs; (ii) who agree to be bound by consensus policies in that contract; and (iii) who voluntarily choose to be members of the RySG. The RySG may include Interest Groups as defined by Article IV. The RySG represents the views of the RySG to the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board of Directors with particular emphasis on ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and stable operation of the Internet or domain name system.


The guiding principles for the RySG, including its leaders and Interest Groups are fairness, openness, and transparency in all RySG policies, practices, and operations. The service standards for leadership positions include impartiality, accountability, and conflicts of interest declarations. The behavioral expectations of all RySG members, Interest Groups and participants include adhering to ICANN Bylaws and Policies; supporting the consensus model; treating others with dignity, respect, courtesy, and civility; listening attentively to understand others; acting with honesty, sincerity, and integrity; and maintaining community good standing.