Administered and funded by the Internet Society since 2014, the goal is for MANRS to establish its own community and governance structure. Toward that goal, the community formed the MANRS Advisory Group in early 2020 to provide oversight of the MANRS application and auditing processes, to enhance the MANRS Actions by developing ongoing conformance criteria, and to participate in the selection of the MANRS Ambassadors and Fellows. It also drafted the MANRS Community Charter, which provides guiding principles for the future governance of the initiative.
In accordance with the Community Charter, the Advisory Group will now transition to a Steering Committee comprised of individuals elected by the MANRS community. The Steering Committee will be seated in November 2021.