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Welcome to the Business Constituency Wiki

This is the workspace of the Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC) with practical information for BC members. 

This space will be updated regularly by the BC Secretariat, Benedetta Rossi, with up to date information regarding news of relevance to the BC.

What is the BC?

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 ecommerce 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. 

The BC represents business of all types - multi-nationals, medium-size companies and small enterprises. One of the Constituency's strengths is its association membership - which extends BC outreach directly to over 50,000* companies and indirectly to over 1.5 million companies worldwide. Over 88% of these are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). For more information on the BC please visit the BC Web Site:

Useful Links:

Why Join the Business Constituency?
What is ICANN? 
How can I join the BC? Get your application pack here!

Contents of the BC Wiki:

Face-to-Face Meeting Materials/Information: Here
BC Newsletter October 2011: Here
BC GNSO Chart October 2011: Here
BC Members: Here
BC Executive Committee: Here

News @ the BC:

Upcoming BC Members Pre Council Call: Wednesday Feb. 8th 2012 at 11am EST
BC Conference Call Schedule for 2012

BC Officer Elections: Nomination period is now closed. Discussion with the Candidates: Tuesday Feb. 7th 2012 at 11am EST. Elections will open on the 9th of Feb. 2012 and close on the 15th of Feb.

News @ ICANN

ICANN Seeks Evaluators for the Support Applicant Review Panel (SARP) - Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) 3 February 2012


Public Comment: Interim Report Significantly Interested Parties 3 February 2012


Pre-Costa Rica ICANN Policy Update Webinar Invitation 3 February 2012


Public Comment: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process - Recommendation 9, Part 2 Concerning a New Provision to Lock and Unlock Domain Names 23 January 2012


Public Comment: .CAT WHOIS Proposed Changes 20 January 2012


CEO Search Committee Announces Deadline for Submitting Applications 19 January 2012


Public Comment: Framework for the FY 13 Budget 17 January 2012


New gTLDs Update: Applications Accepted Today; New Guidebook Posted; Financial Assistance for Qualifying Applicants 11 January 2012


ICANN Community to Meet and Greet in Washington, D.C., January 10 9 January 2012


Join ICANN for a Discussion on the Next Big .thing New Top-Level Domains and the Expanding Global Internet 9 January 2012


CEO Announces ICANN Stands Ready for New gTLD Launch 6 January 2012


Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN International Public Meeting 44 in Prague, Czech Republic 6 January 2012


Public Comment: Initial Report on Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs 6 January 2012

Comments? Suggestions? Please contact Benedetta Rossi, BC Secretariat:

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