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.
NEWS @ THE BC
Please view the BC Newsletter November 2017.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
The Business Constituency has face to face meetings three times a year to coincide with the ICANN Public Meetings.
The next meeting will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 26-29 June 2017.
The mission of the Business Constituency is to ensure that:
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:
Welcome to Copenhagen and ICANN 58! This meeting kicks-off what will assuredly be a busy and productive 2017. The Business Constituency (BC), per usual, remains actively involved in ICANN’s policy-making processes. Already in 2017, as of this writing, the BC has commented on four separate items affecting the ICANN community, including ICANN’s anti-harassment policy. And the BC intends to continue to be the voice of business users at ICANN throughout the year.
This year marks the first full year ICANN has been free of any U.S. government oversight and work continues in this regard, including community work on ICANN’s “transparency” and “jurisdiction,” among other subject matters. Meanwhile, vitally important policy work that occurred in 2016 continues this year, in particular that being done by Working Groups related to new gTLDs (e.g., Subsequent Procedures and Rights Protection Mechanisms) and Next Generation Registration Directory Service, carries on. The BC has a variety of its members actively advocating in these WGs and will continue to provide cogent input on an ongoing basis.
Recognizing that the internet affects business users all over the world, the BC strives to expand outreach to the broader business community. In this regard, BC representatives will be attending an outreach event at the ICANN meeting on Tuesday, March 14, during the lunch hour. The BC welcomes all business and commercial users of the Internet to join us then to learn more about what the BC does and how membership in the BC can lead to positive engagement within the broader ICANN community.
The BC is excited for 2017 and looks forward to interacting with the broader ICANN community in Copenhagen. The BC’s members take seriously the BC’s role within the ICANN community and look forward to another engaging meeting.
For more information regarding the BC, please go to our updated website at bizconst.org.
Chair, Business Constituency