Welcome to the Commercial and Business Users Constituency

The Business Constituency (BC) is the voice of commercial Internet users within ICANN – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a global body with responsibility for certain policies that relate to the domain name system (DNS). Domain names are the names consumers and businesses rely upon to find websites for legitimate products and services on the Internet.

Business users rely on a stable and secure Internet and e-commerce experience, one that serves their users and customers on a global basis. Through your participation in ICANN, and in the Business Constituency, your company will make a difference on behalf of business.


Please view the BC Newsletter June 2016.



The Business Constituency has face to face meetings three times a year to coincide with the ICANN Public Meetings.

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The next meeting is the ICANN57 (18th AGM) meeting that will be held in Hyderabad, 3 - 9 November 2016.

ICANN57 information can be found at https://meetings.icann.org/en/hyderabad57.

For information regarding ICANN Public Meetings, please visit https://meetings.icann.org/en/calendar.

For more information regarding past and future face-to-face meetings, please visit the BC’s meetings page.

 BC Members, please visit the Business Constituency Wiki for active information and news regarding the Constituency:


The mission of the Business Constituency is to ensure that:

  • the Constituency fully represents the views of the Internet business user community,
  • ICANN policy positions are consistent with the development of business via an Internet that is stable, secure and reliable while promoting consumer confidence,
  • ICANN policy positions derive from broad stakeholder participation in a common forum for suppliers and users.

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The Benefits of Membership

The Business Constituency is a constituency representing customers of providers of connectivity, domain names, IP addresses, protocols and other services related to electronic commerce in its broad sense.

BC members contribute as:
  • participants on the BC e-mail list to learn about and debate issues
  • participants on telephone conferences to reach consensus on key issues
  • participants at physical meetings coincident with ICANN global meetings
  • issue managers on specific topics
  • bridges for information flow between other GNSO constituencies


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